ScottishPower Renewables is transforming East Anglia into a world leader in offshore wind energy. Find out more about our ambitions to develop four projects across the zone we were awarded as part of The Crown Estate’s Round 3 process.
Below you will find a summary of all the latest updates to our East Anglia projects: East Anglia ONE, East Anglia ONE NORTH, East Anglia TWO and East Anglia THREE. You can also view the latest updates on public information days, construction, and notices to mariners.
ScottishPower Renewables’ first-ever offshore wind apprentice is an apprentice no more after being appointed as a balance of plant technician at the green energy company’s flagship UK offshore windfarm.
ScottishPower Renewables’ Whitelee windfarm is welcoming back wicked witches, ghoulish ghosts and everything in between to celebrate Halloween.
Children and young people cross Islay, Jura and Colonsay got to learn all about offshore wind during the October school holidays at special STEM* education events organised by ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind project team and Fugro, the company carrying out metocean, wind resource and geophysical surveys for the proposed windfarm.
06/10/2023 | East Anglia News
Suffolk County Council is creating a ‘Bike Library’ for year 5 and 6 pupils at Phoenix St. Peter Academy, Lowestoft as part of a pilot project to promote active travel.
ScottishPower Renewables is participating in a cutting-edge project that’s studying the genetic diversity of one million flying insects from across the UK and could lead to the discovery of undescribed species.
07/09/2023 | East Anglia News|Press releases|Project News
ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia Hub windfarm construction projects are set to deliver a further jobs and investment boost for the local region after awarding a major construction services contract to the Stowen Group.
23/08/2023 | East Anglia THREE|Press releases|East Anglia News
ScottishPower Renewables – Official Supporting Stage Partner for Stage 5 – joined local cyclists, businesses and representatives from the Tour of Britain racing teams in Suffolk on Friday 18 August to celebrate the impending arrival of the UK’s leading cycle race.
The team behind ScottishPower Renewables’ MachairWind offshore windfarm will be back on Colonsay and Islay next week, giving local people the chance to meet the team and find out more about the green energy company’s first offshore windfarm in the region.
ScottishPower Renewables’ Whitelee Windfarm has been presented with an international Green Flag Award for a third consecutive year. It’s the only windfarm to receive the accolade, which recognises spaces that meet the needs of the communities they serve.
Supply chain businesses from across Scotland packed a special ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in Argyll to hear about the opportunities that could be available thanks to ScottishPower Renewables’ planned MachairWind offshore windfarm.
East Anglia Offshore Windfarms
Generating 100% green energy
ScottishPower Renewables is supporting the transformation of East Anglia into a world leader in offshore wind energy. Creating a source of vital green energy to keep homes, businesses and communities powered, providing energy security and contributing to reaching the UK's net zero targets.
Find out what’s happening on our projects where you are.
Our four offshore windfarms will deliver a combined capacity of over 3.6GW of energy, supplying over 3.5 million homes with renewable electricity for the next 25 years. Creating a source of vital green energy to keep homes, businesses and communities powered during the climate crisis and beyond and playing a major part in contributing to the UK’s target of meeting Net Zero by 2050
East Anglia Projects
*Equivalent number of homes powered calculated by: Number of megawatts multiplied by the number of hours in one year (8,766) multiplied by the average load factor for offshore wind (42%, as published within the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2021 (average offshore wind load factor for 2020, 2019 and 2018)), divided by the average annual household energy consumption (3.807MWh, as published within ‘Energy Consumption in the UK 2021’) (average electricity demand for 2020, 2019 and 2018)). For the East Anglia Hub, this is calculated by: 2,944MW x 0.42 x 8,766 (hours per year) / 3.807MWh = 2,847,119 homes powered equivalent.
East Anglia Projects. Construction and marshalling base - Sustaining part of 3000 construction jobs. State of the art new operations and maintenance base - 100 long term jobs. East Anglia THREE (69km from shore). Received planning consent in 2017. Next generation turbines generating up to 1200 megawatts. Potential to power almost 1000000 homes. East Anglia ONE North (36km from shore). Up to 67 turbines generating up to 800 megawatts. Potential to power up to 65000 homes. Development consent application planned to be submitted Autumn 2019. East Anglia ONE (43km from shore). 102 turbines generating up to 714 megawatts. Potential to power almost 600000 homes. First power expected to be generated Q3 2019. East Anglia TWO (31km from shore). Up to 75 turbines generating up to 900 megawatts. Potential to power up to 740000 homes. Development consent application planned to be submitted Autumn 2019.