UK wind energy goes large
Planning consent granted for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast – £3.6 billion investment, around 1,130 jobs created and providing power to 820,000 homes.
Construction to start on Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm in South Wales, on the largest onshore wind farm in Wales and England – over £400 million investment, around 300 jobs created, and providing power to 140,000 homes.
The power of the UK’s offshore and onshore wind resource is set to be harnessed further today, with the go-ahead given for two large wind farms. Planning consent has been granted by the Secretary of State, Edward Davey for the construction of an offshore wind farm at Triton Knoll, off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast.
Edward Davey will also today visit Pen y Cymoedd in South Wales, where the onshore wind farm will be built. Vattenfall today confirmed they will invest £400 million in the project.
Hundreds of jobs are set to be created in these two large projects, which between them will generate enough power for almost one million homes when completed and bring in over £4 billion of investment into the country.