Race Bank Section 36 Variation

​DONG Energy are planning to build an offshore wind farm at Race Bank in the Greater Wash off the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire. The project received consent (known as a section 36 consent) from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in July 2012. DONG Energy has now applied to DECC to vary this consent to allow the construction of two higher capacity offshore substations rather than the three substations currently allowed. This will enable us to transmit the electricity generated by the wind turbines at 220kV to the National Grid and reduce the number of power cables needed under the seabed from three to two. In seeking to standardise our use of these higher capacity offshore substations we aim to reduce the cost of electricity production in line with Government ambitions to reduce the cost of renewable energy.

 

UPDATE: DECC granted this consent variation on 25th March 2015. See here for more details.

 

 

 

 

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Substation

​A DONG Energy substation at Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.

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DONG Energy information

If you require further information on the Race Bank offshore wind farm project please visit the Race Bank page.

Race Bank page

 

If you have questions about the variation please email us at

racebankvariation@dongenergy.co.uk

 

If you would like more information about offshore wind and how it contributes to renewable energy please visit the offshore wind works website

offshorewind.works

http://authoring.dongenergy.com

 

 

DECC contact information

Details of the variation application are available for download from the links on this page.  DONG Energy has published consultation notices of this application in local and national newspapers and journals. Comments from members of the public and interested groups are invited and should be submitted to DECC at the address below by 30th January 2015. 

 

National Infrastructure Consents

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Kings Buildings

C/o 3 Whitehall Place

London

SW1A 2AW


 For the attention of Ms. Natasha Kopala

deccnic@decc.gsi.gov.uk

http://authoring.dongenergy.com