Extra 700,000 more UK homes to get clean, green power from the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone

 

Vattenfall has today announced that the capacity for the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will be increased. Crucially, this will take place with no extra impact for local residents, with its construction taking place within existing plans.

The capacity of the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will be increased to around 4.2GW, meaning that an additional 700,000 homes will be powered. This will take the total to around 4.6m and make the Norfolk Zone one of the largest offshore wind zones in the world, helping to turn East Anglia into a superpower of renewable energy and delivering the government’s ambitious offshore wind targets. As construction onshore begins in earnest, it is also a chance for local businesses to take advantage of opportunities in the local supply chain.

The windfarms in the Norfolk Zone are designed to deliver low cost, renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, using more powerful turbines and world-leading design including a coordinated grid connection.

Rob Anderson, Project Director of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone, said:

“We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to increase the capacity of the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone with no additional impact on residents. Along with helping to boost the East Anglian economy with jobs, skills and supply chain opportunities, the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone will power even more UK homes with clean energy while turning the region into a powerhouse of renewable energy.”

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