From ITV News.
The world’s biggest offshore wind farm is set to be built off the Yorkshire coast after securing subsidies from the Government, the company has said.
Dong Energy’s Hornsea Project Two, 55 miles off the east coast, was one of three successful offshore wind projects to be awarded funds in a Government auction.
It will have enough capacity to power 1.3 million homes and will receive a guaranteed “strike” price for its electricity of £57.50 per megawatt hour.
At 1,386 megawatts (MW), it will overtake the giant 1,200MW Hornsea Project One currently being constructed by Dong Energy to become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, the firm said.
Also securing contracts in the latest auction for low-carbon subsidies were the 860MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, 20 miles off the coast of Lincolnshire and 28 miles from north Norfolk, and 950MW Moray East Wind Farm off the east coast of Scotland.
Dong Energy said the results of the auction were a “breakthrough moment” for offshore wind in the UK.
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