The Dong Energy-owned Hornsea Two offshore wind farm has gained planning consent from the UK government.

New Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark has approved the project, located off the coast of Yorkshire.
Hornsea offshore wind farm
Hornsea Two will have a capacity of up to 1.8 GW and could meet the electricity needs of around 1.8 million UK homes per year.

Wind power is currently delivering over 12 per cent of the UK’s electricity.

RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Hugh McNeal, said: “Today’s announcement is the latest vote of confidence in the UK’s world-beating offshore wind market. This huge infrastructure project will provide much-needed investment and energy security for our country.”

“Offshore wind represents a massive economic opportunity to the UK and our coastal regions. It is creating new jobs and regenerating local communities”.