ScottishPower Renewables has applied to the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Marine Management Organisation for a non-material change to the Development Consent Order for East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm.
In February 2015, East Anglia ONE was awarded a Contract for Difference for 714 megawatts. A project with this level of capacity would need to connect to the national transmission network through high voltage alternating current rather than high voltage direct current technology. To do this, a number of limited changes to the configuration of the onshore and offshore transmission infrastructure is required and we are therefore seeking minor amendments to the Development Consent Order to include an alternative option to connect East Anglia ONE with a HVAC transmission system (up to 750 megawatts to allow for transmission losses).
The application was made to the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the Marine Management Organisation on Tuesday 19th May 2015, following which, the Planning Inspectorate ran a consultation on the application. We currently await their determination.