UK has 3.2 GW of CfD-backed operational offshore wind now

Turbine installation at Hornsea One. Source: ├śrsted A/S

May 1 (Renewables Now) - Almost 3.2 GW of offshore wind capacity in UK waters is now operational under the Contract for Difference (CfD) regime, following the start of contract payments to phases of the East Anglia One and Hornsea One projects.

Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC), the administrator of the CfD scheme, yesterday announced that phase two of East Anglia and phase two of Hornsea One have achieved the start date under their contracts. The table contains details.

Owner Project Start date Initial installed capacity estimate
ScottishPower / Green Investment Group (GIG) East Anglia One, Phase 2 March 31, 2020 285 MW
Ørsted / Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) Hornsea One, Phase 2 March 31, 2020 400 MW

ScottishPower Renewables and GIG announced on Wednesday the completion of the installation of the 102 turbines by Siemens Gamesa Renewables Energy SA (BME:SGRE) at the 714-MW East Anglia One offshore wind farm.

LCCC said the total CfD live portfolio has reached 4.9 GW of operational capacity, dominated by offshore wind, but also including other renewable energy technologies.

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