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Electricity Production From The World’s Largest Wind Farm

Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm under construction, has started producing electricity.

The wind farm is being constructed 70 nautical miles off the cost of Yorkshire in three phases known as Dogger Bank A, B and C.

When complete, Dogger Bank’s 3.6GW capacity will comprise 277 giant offshore turbines.  Power from Dogger Bank A is now being transmitted to the national grid.

Each rotation of the turbine’s 107m long blades can produce enough clean energy to power an average home for two days.  When complete, Dogger Bank will deliver clean energy to 6m homes each year and yearly carbon emission savings equivalent to removing 1.5m cars from the road. It is due to come into full commercial operation in 2026.

Dogger Bank is being developed and built by SSE Renewables in a joint venture with two Norwegian companies.

SSE Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies said: “Dogger Bank will provide a significant boost to UK energy security, affordability and leadership in tackling climate change. This is exactly how we should be responding to the energy crisis.

“But it is also a landmark moment for the global offshore wind industry, with Dogger Bank demonstrating just what can be achieved when policymakers, investors, industry, and communities work together to achieve something truly remarkable.

“The innovations this pioneering project has developed will also mean future developments can be built faster and more efficiently, accelerating the clean energy transition. Now, of course, the challenge is to accelerate the next wave of these projects and we look forward to working with governments to bring these forward as soon as possible.”

Read more on the SSE Renewables website.

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