- Published: 18 December 2006 18 December 2006
BWEA has warmly welcomed the consent for two new offshore wind farms by Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling and Secretary of State for the Environment David Miliband.
The two projects, London Array and Thanet, are the first consents to be awarded in the UK's second phase of development offshore. Together they represent potentially 1,300MW of clean electricity London Array is up to 341 turbines, generating 1,000MW, located 20km form the Kent and Essex coast. Thanet Offshore is up to 100 turbines, generating 300MW, located 11.3km to the north east of the Thanet coast in East Kent.