Wind energy – PPAs
SSE Renewables and Equinor have announced that 15-year offtake Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have been signed for the third phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Dogger Bank Wind Farm will be constructed over 130km out to sea off the north-east coast of England, where wind speeds are higher and more consistent than near to the shore.
Due to its size and scale, Dogger Bank Wind Farm is being built in three consecutive 1.2GW phases; Dogger Bank A, Dogger Bank B and Dogger Bank C. Each phase is expected to generate around 6TWh of electricity annually, totalling 18TWh annually across all three phases – that’s enough renewable electricity to supply 5% of the UK’s demand and equivalent to powering six million UK homes.
Once the three phases are complete, which is expected by March 2026, Dogger Bank will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world.
The deals to buy the power generated by the third phase of the wind farm follow the conclusion of a competitive bidding process.