Developing the Zone

ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power have been awarded development rights to Zone 5, which we are calling the East Anglia Zone.  To develop the zone, ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall Wind Power have formed a joint venture company called East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited (EAOW).

We are working with stakeholders to realise the full potential of the zone, with initial studies identifying a target capacity of up to 7,200MW, which could provide enough cleaner, greener energy for over 4 million homes*.

EAOW’s application for development consent for the first project was accepted on 14 December.  This project, known as the East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm, is located in the south of the zone and covers an area of approximately 300km2. The closest distance to land is located 43.4km off the coast of Suffolk. EAOW has been provided with a grid connection for 1,200MW at Bramford, Suffolk, for East Anglia ONE.

In November 2012, EAOW submitted Scoping Reports for two further projects, East Anglia THREE Offshore Windfarm and East Anglia FOUR Offshore Windfarm.  These projects are situated in the northern half of the zone and are also due to connect at Bramford.

To find out more about the zone, please read the Non Technical Summary of the Zonal Environmental Appraisal (ZEA) on the Downloads section of this site. If you would like a copy of the full report, please e-mail or write to FREEPOST RSTC-EJEY-RKRX, EAOW, 1 Atlantic Quay, 45 Robertson Street, 4th Floor, Glasgow, G2 8JB.

*Methodology for calculating household equivalency:                                                                               

Number of hours in the year: 8760
Installed capacity: 7,200MW
Capacity factor – based on operational Vattenfall offshore windfarms: 30%+
Average annual UK household electricity consumption: 4,700 kilowatt hours (kWh)

Calculation: (MW) x 1000 x 0.3 x 8760/4700 = household equivalency.

Map of the East Anglia Zone

To go to the project websites for East Anglia ONE, THREE and FOUR, just click on the project site on the map.


East Anglia One Offshore wind website East Anglia Three Offshore Wind website East Anglia Four Offshore Wind website