World’s largest offshore windfarm project starts powering UK grid
(EurActiv, 9 Oct 2023) First of 277 turbines goes into operation at site that will produce enough energy for 6m homes a year.
The first turbine to be completed in a project to build the world’s largest offshore windfarm, in the North Sea, has begun powering British homes and businesses.
Developers confirmed on Monday that Dogger Bank, which sits 70 nautical miles off the coast of Yorkshire, started producing power over the weekend as the first of 277 turbines was connected to the electricity grid.
The project, jointly developed by Britain’s SSE and Norway’s Equinor and Vårgrønn, will produce 3.6 gigawatts of power, enough for 6m homes a year, when it is completed in 2026.
Rishi Sunak said the project was “critical to generating renewable, efficient energy that can power British homes from British seas”.