ScottishPower, Vattenfall display 1.2-GW wind plan off UK
Jun 17, 2014 - ScottishPower Renewables and Swedish utility Vattenfall AB are holding public information days for their 1.2-GW East Anglia THREE wind farm in UK waters.
The community consultations are being held between June 16 and June 18 in Woodbridge, Bawdsey and Burstall, according to the project’s website.
The 1.2-GW scheme will be developed by East Anglia THREE Ltd, a unit of ScottishPower and Vattenfall’s 50/50 joint venture East Anglia Offshore Wind. The park will include up to 172 turbines off the Suffolk coast, a consent for which will be sought from the Planning Inspectorate in November 2014. A decision is expected to be issued by April 2016.
The project is part of the 7.2-GW East Anglia wind zone off Norfolk and Suffolk. If fully developed, the East Anglia offshore wind zone can produce enough electricity to supply about five million households each year, ScottishPower and Vattenfall have estimated. The partners filed in December 2012 a planning application for the first 1.2-GW project in the zone, East Anglia ONE, with a decision expected this month. The zone can accommodate up to six wind farms.
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