Renewable power producer RWE npower renewables will commence the consultation process for the siting of a proposed substation to connect the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to the national grid.

Located off the coast of Mablethorpe in England, the wind farm is estimated to generate up to 1,200MW of renewable energy once operational.

The company had recently sought the views of the residents on four possible sites to set up an onshore electricity substation.

Scheduled to begin on 5 March 2013, the consultation will be held with public bodies, local communities and other interested parties.

The first consultation event will occur at Swineshead Village Hall, Boston and the second at Bicker Village Hall the next day.

Triton Knoll project manager Jacob Hain was quoted by This is Lincolnshire as saying that the process will ensure that the final location is the most appropriate for the Triton Knoll electrical infrastructure.

"We hope for as many people as possible to get involved with our consultation as we are very keen to get the views of local people," Hain added.

"This is a very exciting project which could provide a huge amount of green electricity for the country, reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuels as well as generating an important a source of investment and jobs into the region."