- Published: 13 November 2020 13 November 2020
SSE Renewables is inviting the public to visit an online showcase in November to find out more about the company’s plans for its up to 2.3GW Berwick Bank Offshore Wind Farm off Scotland’s East Lothian coast.
Residents, businesses, community groups and consultees in East Lothian are being encouraged to have their say and provide initial feedback on the proposed Berwick Bank development during this first round of public consultation. The showcase and consultation is running for three weeks from Monday 16 November to Monday 7 December. During this period, details of the project are being shared online with the public via an online public exhibition at sserenewables.com/berwickbank as well as through a series of four live internet Q&A chat sessions taking place between 23 to 26 November.
Located 54km off the East Lothian coastline in the outer Firth of Forth, Berwick Bank would comprise up to 242 offshore wind turbines. Following any project revisions, it is expected a further round of public exhibitions will take place in Spring 2021 before consent applications are submitted later that year. If consented for development, and subject to a final investment decision by SSE Renewables, construction of Berwick Bank Offshore Wind Farm could begin in 2024 with the wind farm generating first power in 2027 and fully operational by 2028.