SSE Renewables’ proposed Berwick Bank Offshore Wind Farm takes a step closer to realisation after East Lothian Council grants planning permission in principle for the project’s onshore transmission infrastructure and grid connection at Branxton, south of Dunbar in East Lothian.
Securing planning consent in principle for the onshore grid network will enable renewable energy generated by the proposed offshore wind farm to be transmitted to the national grid via onshore cable infrastructure and a new substation at Branxton. SSE Renewables will follow up this planning consent in principle with a detailed design planning application to East Lothian Council in due course. Berwick Bank Offshore Wind Farm, set to be located roughly 38 kilometres off the East Lothian coast in Scotland, could generate up to 4.1GW of power. SSE Renewables is targeting a final investment decision on the project in 2025, subject to receiving a timely consent and offtake contract.