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ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have agreed to independently take forward offshore windfarm projects within the East Anglia Zone. This follows on from industry-wide changes agreed with The Crown Estate, which will see ‘zone development agreements’ replaced with project specific agreements.

ScottishPower Renewables intends to focus on developing projects in the southern area of the zone, with Vattenfall developing projects in the northern section of the zone. The overall capacity remains at up to 7.2GW of potential, with each developer working on proposals for around half of the overall capacity. In the southern area ScottishPower Renewables is developing the 714MW East Anglia ONE project, which has planning consent and a Contract for Difference (CfD) in place. East Anglia THREE is also in development, with a capacity of up to 1,200MW, and a planning submission expected to be made by the end of the year.  Negotiations are ongoing with The Crown Estate on additional projects within the southern area. Vattenfall intends to take forward the East Anglia FOUR project in the northern area, and is in discussions with The Crown Estate to define further projects in this section of the zone. Both companies will continue to work together closely on a range of common factors that cross over between the development areas, such as sharing offshore wind measuring equipment, zone wide survey data and other key interfaces.

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