in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has granted ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall consent to develop the 1.2 GW East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the U.K.

According to the DECC, the developers currently plan to install up to 240 turbines, meaning the project would be significantly larger than the current largest wind farm in the world, the 630 MW London Array, which is also in the U.K.

“East Anglia and the rest of the U.K. have a lot to gain from this development,” says DECC Secretary Ed Davey. “The project has the potential to inject millions of [British pounds] into the local and national economies and support thousands of green jobs.”

Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower Renewables, adds, “This is the largest renewable energy project ever to receive planning consent in England and Wales, and it is a significant achievement to see our plans approved, and an important step forward toward a final investment decision.”

The developers anticipate that onshore construction could begin in 2017, with offshore work starting in 2018 and first power generation achieved in 2019.




Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a long-time wind power advocate, recently made an effort to bring attention to the importance of a production tax credit extension.


Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

Last week, the Alberta Electric System Operator recorded new wind production peaks in the Canadian province - highlighting how well the grid integrated the renewable energy.


Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Navigant_id1983
Canwea_id1984