Dogger Bank D Receives Grid Connection Location Confirmation


SSE Renewables and Equinor have welcomed confirmation of a grid connection location from the Electricity System Operator (ESO) for a proposed fourth phase of the Dogger Bank D offshore wind farm.

The project connects into Birkhill Wood, a proposed 400 kV substation located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, to be built as part of National Grid’s upgrade.

The announcement follows the publication of an impact assessment for the South Cluster by ESO, relating to energy projects which are due to be electrically connected off the east coast of England.

With the location of a grid connection confirmed, the project team is undertaking a site selection process to identify potential cable corridors and where other onshore infrastructure associated with the grid connection at Birkhill Wood may be sited. Consultation will be held later this year to introduce the connection proposals to the local community.

“Dogger Bank D welcomes this confirmation which supports our ambition to develop this proposed offshore wind farm,” says Rob Cussons, Dogger Bank D project manager. 

“Dogger Bank D promises to build on the legacy we’re creating through the earlier phases of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, during which we are working hard to deliver safe and respectful construction both offshore and onshore, as well as generating socio-economic value for current and future generations. We look forward to continuing these high standards for project development and working with our stakeholders to plan and deliver a sustainable and secure energy system.”

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