The Way Forward: Another Offshore Wind Farm: Suffolk – East Anglia One

The county’s economy is set to benefit from millions of pounds of investment after final funding was secured for East Anglia ONE off the coast of Lowestoft. The town will be the long—term operational base for the 102—turbine array, which will generate enough energy to power most of the households across Suffolk and Norfolk. Work on the construction phase — expected to create 3,000 jobs ~ is expected to start at the beginning of next year, after Scottish Power announced it was progressing with a £2.5billion investment to build the wind farm in the North Sea. The development will generate 714 megawatts about 26 miles Off the coast — enough to power 500,000 homes *exceeding the London Array, previously considered the largest wind farm of its kind. Announcing the firm’s final investment in the project, developer Scottish Power Renewables said at least 50% of the total budget would be spent in the U.K.

from the East Anglian Daily Times 25th February, 2016