EDF Energy Renewables
EDF Energy Renewables, developer of the Teesside offshore
windfarm, is a 50/50 joint venture between EDF Energy and EDF
Energies Nouvelles. It was set up in 2008 to develop, build, own
and operate renewable assets in the UK.
EDF Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the EDF Group,
generates around one fifth of the UK's electricity, supplying
electricity and gas to around 5.5 million residential and business
customers. EDF Energies Nouvelles operates in Europe and North
America and is a market leader in green electricity production,
with a portfolio of 5,372 MW of gross installed capacity.
Offshore construction work on the Teesside scheme started in
February 2012 and the project is EDF Energy Renewables' first UK
offshore wind farm. At 62 MW, the wind farm will produce enough low
carbon electricity to supply the annual needs of approximately
40,000 homes, or the equivalent of most of the households in Redcar
and Cleveland. It will offset the annual release of approximately
80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
The windfarm consists of 27, 2.3MW turbines, occupying an area
of around 10 km² in water depths ranging from 8 m to 16 m at chart
datum. The wind farm is connected by two 33 kV subsea cables to an
onshore substation at Redcar.