East Anglia THREE Limited, a subsidiary of East Anglia Offshore Wind and joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, has announced dates of Public Information Days being held as part of the formal consultation process for the proposed East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm.
The development, of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW), is the second project in the East Anglia Offshore Windfarm zone. The Zone could potentially host up to six individual projects. A planning application for the first project, East Anglia ONE, was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate in December 2012 and a decision is expected in June.
To be held from June 16th to 18th June (inclusive) these events will provide the opportunity for local communities to learn more about the windfarm development plans, to meet the project team and specialists, and to review the Preliminary Environmental Information Report.
Andy Paine, Programme Director of EAOW, said: “ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall are committed to consulting widely with communities during the development phase of this project, and we are keen to hear the views of as many people possible during the Public Information Days.
“The feedback we receive is important in helping to shape our overall plans, and we want to establish and maintain clear and regular communication with all who are interested in the development of the windfarm.”
The dates, times and location of the Public Information Days are as follows:
16th June, 2pm until 7pm, Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT
17th June, 2pm until 7pm, Bawdsey Village Hall, IP12 3AH
18th June, 2pm until 7pm, Burstall Village Hall, Burstall, IP8 3DR
Further information about the project, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and our Statement of Community Consultation is available on www.eastangliawind.com and at eastangliathree.eastangliawind.com/
Any members of the public would like to contact the EAOW directly can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: ScottishPower Press Office, 0141 614 4660
Notes to editors:
ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have been awarded development rights by The Crown Estate to Zone 5, the East Anglia Zone. To develop the project, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have formed a joint venture company called East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited (EAOW).
The companies are working with stakeholders to realise the full potential of the zone, with initial studies identifying a target capacity of up to 7,200MW, which could provide enough clean, green energy for over 4.6 million homes.
Homes equivalent calculation: Number of megawatts installed, multiplied by number of hours in a year, multiplied by average load factor for offshore wind (0.3196), divided by average annual domestic electricity consumption expressed as MWh (4.37MWh)