Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast, in a boost to the local economy and a low carbon, home grown energy mix.
If built, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines in total, across two offshore wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW. With the onshore elements of the development to be located in Redcar and Cleveland, the project could support hundreds of jobs in the North East area and has the potential to generate enough green electricity to power up to 1.8 million British homes.
A nice change of pace with this recent headline. Has anyone else noticed any news re: wind projects that may increase local job opportunities?