Full power produced at Norfolk offshore wind farm

Full power output has been achieved at a wind farm located off the Norfolk coast. The 573MW Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, which consists of 91 turbines, passed 1TWh of production since construction began. The wind farm will be Orsted’s first project to use a new Service Operational Vessel for operations and maintenance (O&M). It […]

Imprisonment for illegal waste site in Norfolk

The owner of a waste site has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for running the illegal facility in Norfolk. Mark Edward Fuller breached planning and environmental rules by running the site for more than a year without planning permissions and environmental permits to deposit, store, dispose and treat waste. In September 2010, Norfolk County Council told Mr […]

50KW floating solar farm opens in Norfolk

A 50KW floating solar farm has been opened in Norfolk. East Green Energy’s plant is expected to generate more than 43,500kWh of power a year. It can withstand winds of up to 118mph and has the same advantages as a ground or roof mounted solar array although it requires fewer panels for the same output, the company claims. It […]

DONG to build 580MW UK offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has won a contract to build a major offshore wind farm in the UK. Race Bank, which will be located off the Norfolk coast, will have a capacity of 580MW – enough electricity to power 400,000 UK homes. Siemens Wind Power has been picked to supply 91 turbines for the wind farm while […]

Suffolk and Norfolk waste deal extended to 2020

The waste deal between Norfolk and Suffolk has been extended to 2020. The agreement, which was signed until 2016 last year, allows Norfolk County Council to send its waste to a Suffolk facility where it is treated to generate electricity. It processes around 210,000 tonnes of residual waste that Norfolk generates each year. Matthew Hicks, […]

Investment contract confirmed for UK wind farm

The financial contract for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in Norfolk has been confirmed. DECC awarded an Investment Contract last year but the project needed to be confirmed by the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC). The wind farm will have 402MW of capacity – enough to power around 410,000 homes. Energy companies Statoil and Statkraft […]

Norfolk solar farm opens in record time

Today the first phase of a solar farm in Norfolk has opened after a seven-week build. This has made Scottow Moor one of the quickest large-scheme builds in the UK. The power plant has more than 130,000 solar panels connected to the local electricity network. The scheme will make the council an extra £10 million […]

Suffolk to burn Norfolk’s waste to produce energy

The Government has given permission to Norfolk County Council to send its waste to a Suffolk facility where it will be treated to generate electricity. The agreement between the two authorities will see 40,000 tonnes of Norfolk’s household waste being treated at the Great Blakenham waste-to-energy plant in Suffolk. The facility, operated by SITA UK, […]

Fury as wind firm blocks fishermen in court

Fishermen were left reeling when an offshore wind farm owner slapped a court injunction against boats entering waters due to hold wind turbines on Monday. Norfolk fishing boats are prevented from entering an area near the planned Race Bank wind farm because the wind power company DONG Energy wants to run surveys of the seabed. […]

Good Energy sells Norfolk solar farm site

Good Energy has agreed to sell its planned 49.9MW solar project on a disused airfield at West Raynham in Norfolk. The project, which will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 11,000 homes, was granted planning permission by Norfolk County Council earlier this year. Good Energy is selling the site to a member of […]