Decision on Dogger Bank Teesside A&B Coming Up
The UK Energy Secretary is expected to decide on the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B offshore wind project on August 5.
The UK Planning Inspectorate issued a report of recommendation to the Secretary of State on 5 May 2015. The Secretary of State then issues a decision within the following 3 months. The decision letter and report of recommendation will be published by the Planning Inspectorate once a decision has been made.
Dogger Bank Teesside is Forewind’s second stage of development of the Dogger Bank Zone. Originally planned to be four separate wind farms known collectively as Dogger Bank Teesside, this stage has been divided into two separate applications – Dogger Bank Teesside A & B and Dogger Bank Teesside C & D.
Dogger Bank Teesside A & B will comprise two wind farms, each with a maximum installed capacity of 1.2GW, meaning that with a total generating capacity of up to 2.4 GW Dogger Bank Teesside A & B has the potential to generate around 8 Terawatt hours (TWh) of green power every year, which is equivalent to the electricity used annually by approximately two million British homes.
Offshore WIND Staff; Image: Forewind