BEIS gives the go-ahead for 2 offshore wind farms totalling 1500MW at its EA Hub project in the North Sea

GENERATE, the East of England’s pioneering energy investment partnership, has welcomed the announcement that ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia TWO and East Anglia ONE North offshore wind farms have been given development consent by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Kwasi Kwarteng.

Ian Pease, Energy Development Manager, GENERATE said: “We are really pleased to see planning permission granted for the East Anglia TWO and ONE North wind farms. The East of England as the UK’s leading renewable energy producer is on track to supply 50% of the UK’s 40GW offshore wind target by 2030 and these projects form an important part of that. By combining offshore and onshore wind, solar, nuclear power and gas, the East of England is driving the UK’s energy transition, helping to keep the country on track for net zero by 2050. The green light for East Anglia TWO and ONE North will keep the region’s energy supply chain and skilled workforce thriving and is the latest step in the East of England’s vision for securing the UK’s sustainable energy future.”

As the East of England’s link between the region’s wealth of renewables opportunities and energy investors, GENERATE promotes the region’s unique energy offer, highly skilled energy supply chain, and unrivalled centres of innovation, research and science.