The £2.5bn East Anglia One offshore windfarm has been connected to the grid and started to produce clean power.
On 12 September, Iberdrola announced that the first of the windfarm’s 102 wind turbines had supplied electricity to the land substation in Burstall, Suffolk. In the summer, Iberdrola subsidiary, ScottishPower Renewables installed 25 turbines and will continue gradually connecting them to the grid. Charlie Jordan, East Anglia One’s Project Manager, said the connection of the first turbine was a “big milestone” and the “culmination of everyone’s incredibly hard work, from local suppliers to employees of national and international businesses.”
Once fully operative in 2020, East Anglia One will become the world’s biggest windfarm, spanning an area of 300 km2 with a capacity of 714MW.