Benefits of Dogger Bank Creyke Beck
The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck project includes the joint development of two 1.2GW offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
The wind farms, named Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A and B, will be connected to the existing onshore Creyke Beck substation near Cottingham, East Yorkshire, UK. Planning consent was granted by the UK’s Planning Inspectorate in February
“Dogger Bank will generate 8TWh of renewable energy a year.” Dogger Bank will generate 8TWh of renewable energy a year, which is sufficient to power approximately 1.8 million households annually. It is also expected to generate approximately 4,750 direct and indirect jobs over approximately 25 years, and more than £1.7bn (approximately $2.56bn) for the UK economy.
In addition, it will help the UK Government achieve its target of producing 20% energy from renewable sources by 2020 and reducing CO2 emissions by four million tonnes a year. This forms the first stage in the development of the larger Dogger Bank Zone in the North Sea, which will involve the development of four more wind farms of 1.2GW each by 2020. The investment to develop the first four wind farms is estimated to be in the region of £7bn (approximately $10.5bn).
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