Triton Knoll offshore wind farm approved
Local focus 11 July 2013
Planning consent has been granted by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for the construction of an offshore wind farm of up to 1,200 MW at Triton Knoll, off the Lincolnshire and Norfolk coast. The project when completed could provide enough renewable electricity to meet the average needs of up to 820,000 households each year.
Offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 900 MW inaugurated
Local focus 04 July 2013
Two further UK offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 900 MW were inaugurated this week.
On Wednesday 3 July the final phase of construction of the 270 MW Lincs offshore wind farm was formally recognised by joint owners Centrica Renewable Energy, Dong Energy and Siemens. The following day the completion of London Array, at 630 MW, currently the world's largest operational offshore wind farm, was also announced.
Our offshore wind programme operational capacity is now 3.6 GW, equating to approximately 5 per cent of the UK's electricity generation capacity.
Further information: Two offshore windfarms, including world's largest, inaugurated
News 04 July 2013
Two more offshore windfarms, including world's largest, harness clean energy and maintain UK's the world leading position
News 24 June 2013
Secondary school pupils in Wick and Thurso will be the first mainland schools in the UK to introduce a new offshore renewables education project created by The Crown Estate.
News 20 June 2013
The Crown Estate engages with stakeholders on offshore test and demonstration leasing processes.
News 19 June 2013
The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey have launched a new website, CO2 Stored, giving access to world-leading information on carbon dioxide (CO2) storage data around the UK continental shelf.
News 18 June 2013
We have published our first report on all UK offshore wind farms which are operational or nearing construction.
Leasing round announced to accelerate testing of emerging offshore wind technologies, including floating
News 12 June 2013
We have announced a new leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology.
News 29 May 2013
Secondary school pupils in Orkney will be first in the UK to benefit from a new offshore renewables education project launched by The Crown Estate.