Major new Yorkshire wind farm could power 2 million homes

Major new Yorkshire wind farm could power 2 million homes

The UK government gave an offshore wind project the go ahead last week, a move that is expected to support up to 900 green jobs in Yorkshire and Humberside and millions of pounds’ worth of investment to the UK’s economy.

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Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines, around 130km off the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire. With a maximum capacity of 2400MW it will generate enough electricity to power almost 2 million homes once built. The DECC labelled Yorkshire an “energy hub”.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:

“This is another great boost for Yorkshire and Humberside. This development has the potential to support hundreds of green jobs and power up to 2 million homes.

Making the most of Britain’s home grown energy is creating jobs and businesses in the UK, getting the best deal for consumers and reducing our reliance on foreign imports. Wind power is vital to this plan, with £14.5 billion invested since 2010 into an industry which supports 35,400 jobs.”

Source: Intelligent Building Today
23 Feb 15 | Author Leighann Morris