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  • Spring 2010

    Consultation with key stakeholders began for East Anglia ONE

    Consultation event

    Consultation with key stakeholders began for East Anglia ONE.

  • July 2010

    First public consultation events held

    Consultation event

    On 20th July 2010 the project team visited communities in Great Yarmouth to introduce the project, followed by a visit to communities in Lowestoft on 21st July 2010. In July 2010, we also submitted a Scoping Report and a Supplementary Scoping Report relating to the Electricity Works for East Anglia ONE to the Infrastructure Planning Commission

  • July 2010

    Scoping Report submitted

    Offshore windfarm

    In July 2010, we submitted a Scoping Report and a Supplementary Scoping Report relating to the Electricity Works for East Anglia ONE to the Infrastructure Planning Commission.

  • November 2010

    Formal Scoping Opinion received

    Offshore windfarm

    In November 2010 we received the formal Scoping Opinion from the Infrastructure Planning Commission for East Anglia ONE.

  • January 2011

    Consultation on the Statement of Community Consultation began

    Consultation event

    In January 2011 we began to consult on a document known as the Statement of Community Consultation, detailing how we proposed to formal consult with interested parties throughout the development of the East Anglia ONE project. This process ran until April 2011.

  • April 2011

    Statement of Community Consultation published and events held

    Consultation event

    After consulting with a wide range of parties, we formally published our Statement of Community Consultation for East Anglia ONE. This document outlines the ways in which we would keep interested parties updated with our progress through development. We also held local consultation events to review and discuss this document.

  • July 2011

    Phase 1 consultation and the Electricity Transmission Works Scoping Report submitted

    Offshore windfarm

    On 20th and 21st July 2011, we submitted an Electricity Transmission Works Scoping Report and held information days in Felixstowe and Ipswich to discuss the electrical transmission works for East Anglia ONE, specifically the onshore and offshore cables and the converter station location. We also organised four unmanned exhibitions throughout the local area.

    The formal consultation period was extended from the 18th August 2011 to the 31st October 2011 to offer further engagement opportunities with the local community.

  • February 2012

    Phase 2 Part 1 consultation held

    Consultation event

    From 10th February 2012 to the 30th March 2012 we formally consulted on our proposals for East Anglia ONE and its associated onshore and offshore electrical works and cables. We held four public information days and also organised additional meetings with community groups and fishing groups. 

  • February 2012

    Preliminary Environmental Information Report published

    Offshore windfarm

    In February 2012 we published a document called the Preliminary Environmental Information Report for East Anglia ONE, which outlined details of our proposals for the windfarm, for its cable route and its grid connection. This initiated two rounds of public consultation in February 2012 and also in July 2012.

  • July 2012

    Phase 2 Part 2 consultation held

    Consultation event

    From 6th July 2012 to 3rd September 2012 we undertook the second part of the phase two consultation for the East Anglia ONE project, its associated onshore and offshore electrical works and its cables. 

  • November 2012

    Application Submission and Scoping Request

    Offshore windfarm

    After concluding consultations on our detailed proposals, we finalised our application for consent for East Anglia ONE and submitted this to the Planning Inspectorate for review.

    We also submitted our Scoping Report for East Anglia THREE to the Planning Inspectorate for Review.

     

  • December 2012

    Scoping Opinion and Application Acceptance

    Offshore windfarm

    In December 2012, the Planning Inspectorate reviewed our application for consent for East Anglia ONE and confirmed that we had provided all of the relevant information to enable to this to be formally reviewed.

    For East Anglia THREE we also received the Planning Inspectorate’s scoping opinion.

  • Jan - Mar 2013

    Forty-day Post Application Consultation

    Consultation event

    From 25th January 2013 to 6th March 2013, a further forty day consultation took place to invite people to provide their views on East Anglia ONE directly to the Planning Inspectorate.

  • May 2013

    Supplementary Environmental Information published

    Offshore windfarm

    Following further consultation held by the Planning Inspectorate, we published supplementary information in support of our application for consent for East Anglia ONE. This was open for consultation from 17th May 2013 to 16th June 2013.

  • June 2013

    Examination period for East Anglia ONE began

    Offshore windfarm

    A preliminary meeting for the review of the East Anglia ONE application for consent was held on the 25th June 2013. The examination period followed for six months and during this time the project team supplied additional information and attended open floor hearings.

  • September 2013

    Consultation strategy published

    Offshore windfarm

    In September 2013 we published our Statement of Community Consultation, outlining how we proposed to engage with communities throughout the development of East Anglia THREE. Throughout October and November 2013, we hosted local events for interested parties to give us their feedback on this document.

  • May 2014

    East Anglia THREE consultation

    Consultation event

    In May 2014 we published the Preliminary Environmental Information Report for East Anglia THREE and undertook public consultation on this throughout June and July.

  • June 2014

    Consent granted for East Anglia ONE

    Offshore windfarm

    Following a six month examination period, the Planning Inspectorate awarded consent for East Anglia ONE.

  • February 2015

    Contract for Difference awarded

    Offshore windfarm

    East Anglia ONE is awarded a Contract for Difference at £119 per MWh, making it the most cost-effective offshore windfarm to be delivered in the UK to date.

  • June 2015

    East Anglia THREE consultation

    Consultation event

    We consulted on the proposed construction phasing scenarios and some changes we were making to the project description for East Anglia THREE, in preparation for submitting an application for consent.

  • June 2015

    UK’s most significant wind power deal signed for East Anglia ONE

    Siemens turbine

    Siemens has been selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the East Anglia ONE, in the biggest deal ever concluded for a consented project in the UK wind energy sector.

    Related press release

    ScottishPower Renewables and Siemens agree UK’s most significant wind power deal for East Anglia ONE offshore turbines (05/06/2015)

  • July 2015

    Supply Chain Event held for local companies

    Offshore supply event

    More than 200 people attended a specialist event hosted by EEEGR to engage with our main contractors and learn about opportunities to become involved with East Anglia ONE.

    Related press release

    ScottishPower Renewables to deliver Supply Chain Event on 16 July at Norwich City Football Club (06/07/2015)

  • November 2015

    East Anglia THREE application submitted

    Offshore windfarm

    Following three years of development, detailed design and consultation, we submitted our finalised application for consent for East Anglia THREE.

    Related press release

    ScottishPower Renewables Agrees Thirty-Year Deal with Port of Lowestoft (19/11/2015)

  • November 2015

    30 year deal with Port of Lowestoft

    Port of Lowestoft

    A £25 million, 30-year deal with the Port of Lowestoft has been announced, for the facility to act as a construction and operations hub for East Anglia ONE.

  • December 2015

    East Anglia THREE application accepted

    Offshore windfarm

    After an initial review of the documentation submitted for our East Anglia THREE project, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that we had provided all of the relevant information to enable our application to be formally reviewed.

  • Spring 2016

    Section 56 Consultation

    East Anglia consultation

    From 3rd March 2016 to 22nd April 2016 we are undertaking Section 56 Consultation on our proposals to develop our second project in waters off the coast of East Anglia, called East Anglia THREE Offshore Windfarm.

    All of the documents we have submitted to support our application for consent are available to view online or in hard-copy at locations throughout the local area. This is your chance to review these and tell us what you think of our proposals.

    Click here for information on where to locate these documents and how to submit your comments.

     

  • May 2016

    Future Projects Progress

    Consultation event

    In May 2016, we aim to place the lead Environmental Impact Assessment contracts for both our East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO projects, marking the next phase of development work. This is the first stage in bringing forward up to a further 1.6 Gigawatts of renewable energy off the coast of East Anglia.

  • Early 2017

    Scoping Reports Issued

    Offshore windfarm

    In early 2017, we will submit the Scoping Reports for East Anglia ONE North and East Anglia TWO to the Planning Inspectorate for review. These documents outline our initial proposals and seek stakeholder opinions on the areas we should investigate in detail when undertaking our Environmental Impact Assessements.

  • January 2017

    Onshore Construction Commences

    Onshore construction commences

    In January 2017, onshore construction works for East Anglia ONE are due to formally commence. This work will include ducts and undergrounding of up to six onshore cables, each at 37 kilometres in length and the construction of a converter station at Bramford.

  • August 2018

    Offshore Construction Commences

    Offshore windfarm

    In August 2018, offshore works for East Anglia ONE are anticipated to commence. This work will include the construction of two offshore converter stations, the laying of two sub-sea export cables, each 73 kilometres in length, in addition to the array cables to connect the wind turbines. The foundations for the turbines and the turbines themselves will also be transported to site and will begin to be installed.

  • Late 2018

    East Anglia TWO Consultation

    East Anglia offshore windfarm

    In late 2018, we anticipate publishing the Preliminary Environmental Information Report for East Anglia TWO and we will consult on this document with stakeholders and interested parties.

  • Early 2019

    East Anglia TWO Application Submitted

    We aim to submit our application for consent for East Anglia TWO in early 2018, following years of detailed design and consultation.

  • During 2019

    First Power Achieved

    Offshore windfarm at dusk

    During 2019, the first power from East Anglia ONE’s Siemens wind turbines will be achieved.

  • Late 2019

    East Anglia ONE North Consultation

    Consultation event

    In late 2019 we expect to publish the Preliminary Environmental Information Report for East Anglia ONE North and we will consult on this with stakeholders and interested parties.

  • During 2020

    Full Operation Achieved

    Offshore turbine close-up view

    During 2020, we anticipate construction of East Anglia ONE to be completed and full operations to begin. When operational, the project’s 102 turbines will be capable of generating up to 714 MW of power.

  • Early 2020

    East Anglia ONE North Application

    In early 2020, we propose to submit an application for consent for East Anglia ONE North. This will follow years of detailed design and consultation.

  • 2020

    Construction Commences

    If consented, we anticipate beginning the construction of East Anglia THREE in 2020.

  • 2025

    Construction Commences

    East Anglia offshore windfarm

    In 2025, we anticipate construction of East Anglia TWO commencing, following successful consent.

  • 2026

    East Anglia ONE North Construction

    In 2026, we anticipate construction commencing on East Anglia ONE North.

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