E.ON granted planning consent for Humber offshore wind farm

The Department for Energy and Climate and Change has granted E.ON planning approval to build the 230MW Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

Based on an average annual domestic household consumption of 4,700kWh, the wind farm will have the capacity to provide up to 150,000 homes with energy from up to 77 turbines.

E.ON was granted onshore planning consent for a new substation on industrial land near Salt End earlier this year.

The substation will connect the Humber Gateway wind farm to the national grid through 30km of underground cable.

Once operational, Humber Gateway, to be located 8km off the Holderness Coast in the East Riding of Yorkshire, will be E.ON’s fifth offshore wind farm in Britain.

The company already owns and operates the UK’s first offshore wind farm off the coast of Blyth in Northumberland, Scroby Sands off the coast of Great Yarmouth and Robin Rigg in the Solway Firth.