East Anglia wind farms under examination

The Planning Inspectorate

The UK Planning Inspectorate has accepted applications for examination submitted by ScottishPower Renewables for two offshore wind farms to be located off the coast of East Anglia. The company is seeking an Order Granting Development Consent for the East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North projects.

East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North combined could provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 1.4 million homes, helping to meet the UK’s carbon reduction targets and tackle climate change. If consents are granted, it is anticipated that
East Anglia TWO will commence construction in 2024 and East Anglia ONE North will commence construction in 2025.

ScottishPower Renewables is currently constructing the
East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, located 43 km off the Suffolk coast. The £2.5 billion project will see a the installation of a total of 102 Siemens Gamesa SWT-7.0-154 turbines, each with a capacity of 7 MW. It could provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of more than 630,000 homes annually.

The company is also developing the
East Anglia THREE wind farm. The project's application for development consent was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in November 2015 and was subsequently granted development consent on 7 August 2017 by the Secretary of State. It will have a capacity of around 1,400 MW.

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