ScottishPower and Vattenfall Receive Planning Consent For 1.2 GW UK Offshore Project

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East Anglia One Offshore Wind , a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, has received consent from the Department for Energy & Climate Change for a 1200 MW offshore wind farm 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 across an area of 300km2 in the southern North Sea. The project could power the annual electricity demands of around 820,000 homes.