- Published: 24 August 2023 24 August 2023
East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee has approved the detailed application for the Seagreen 1A substation. The decision builds on the 2021 planning permission in principle for the Seagreen 1A onshore substation plans at Cockenzie.
The Seagreen 1A project is a proposal to build the remaining 36 consented offshore wind turbines adjacent to Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, which required a separate grid connection through the Cockenzie substation. With all planning consent now secured, the developers will continue to engage fully with the supply chain over the coming months to drive the project forward. Delivery of the project is subject to securing an economic route to market ahead of a final investment decision. Seagreen 1A is being taken forward by Seagreen Wind Energy (SWEL), a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies.