SSE wind farm generates electricity for the first time

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has confirmed today that a milestone has been reached at both Greater Gabbard and Walney offshore wind farms, which have each generated electricity for the first time.

Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, in which SSE owns a 50 per cent stake, is being developed with RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy.

It is located approximately 23km off the Suffolk coast in the North Sea.

The first three turbines have now been energised and have exported electricity to the national grid.