East Anglia ONE (1.2 GW) offshore wind project approved in the UK
East Anglia ONE Offshore Wind, a 50-50 joint venture between Scottish Power Renewables (Iberdrola) and Vattenfall, has received consent from the British Department for Energy & Climate Change for a 1,200 MW offshore wind park off the coast of East Anglia, the largest renewable energy project ever to receive planning consent in England and Wales. The East Anglia ONE project is also the first in England and Wales to be approved from the Crown Estate’s Round Three Process. The planned development is for up to 240 wind turbines to be installed in the southern North Sea. Following a final investment decision, it is anticipated that onshore construction could begin in 2017, with offshore work starting in 2018 and first power generation achieved in 2019.
Scottish Power Renewables and Vattenfall have been awarded development rights by The Crown Estate to Zone 5, the East Anglia Zone. The companies are working with stakeholders to realise the full potential of the zone, with initial studies identifying a target capacity of up to 7,200 MW.
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