Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

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Thanet Extension Offshore Wind Farm

Received 12 September 2018
From Hazel Soper

Representation

I object to the extension in that Vattenfall Wind Power Ltd has not made it known it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swedish State, with the confirmed intention to retain state ownership and not to allow privatisation. As such its interests are solely to benefit its shareholders, the Swedish State. Vattenfall has disseminated a leaflet in Thanet which says "Many told us they wanted to recognise Thanet's world leading role in renewables". In that case, many have made clear they wish Thanet to have a world leading role, they have not expressed a want for the Swedish State to have such a role in Thanet. The educational benefits in Thanet appear limited to education in energy consumerism. As a state backed operation there has been no open competition, and unless there is some sharing with the UK state, there should be more investigation into Vattenfall/Sweden's activity in UK waters.