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PowerThe pylons crossing Romney Marsh in a straight line across seven miles always draw my attention when I go past them. Now accompanied by the wind turbines they are one of the key features of Romney Marsh, like them or not.

The pylons carry power from Dungeness Power station, and presumably from the Little Cheyne Court Wind Farm. It is interesting to compare the power output from the two sources. Dungeness generates about 900 megawatts of electricity from its two reactors, whilst Cheyne Court produces 60 megawatts from its 26 turbines. If we were to use wind turbines to replace the power generated by Dungeness when it shuts down there would need to be 390 more of them. Assuming my maths is right.

I wonder if they would get planning permission for them?

These photos are best viewed full size on my Flickr page, just click on them!Power

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