Shell to supply UK customers from world’s largest offshore wind farm
Nov 24, 2020
Shell Energy Europe Limited has secured a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 20% of the power to be produced by the first two phases of Dogger Bank, the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Phases A and B of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, being developed by joint venture partners SSE Renewables and Equinor off the north-east coast of England, will have a combined power generation capacity of 2,400 megawatts (MW). Shell’s offtake agreement covers 480 MW of that capacity.
“As the UK Government underscored earlier this month, offshore wind will play a key role in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon future,” Rupen Tanna, General Manager for power at Shell Energy Europe, said. “Power is a growth priority for Shell. This long-term agreement will enable us to supply more clean power to our customers, while supporting the development of one of the most ambitious renewable power projects in the world.”
Shell has many years of experience trading and supplying power to energy retailers and we are working to increase the amount of electricity we supply directly to commercial, industrial and residential customers.
In addition to Shell’s investments in wind and solar projects, Shell Energy Europe is helping to promote additional investment in clean power projects by agreeing to buy electricity from wind and solar plants in several European countries.
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Each of the three project phases will have a capacity of 1,200 MW. Phase A is expected to be operational in 2023, with the full 3,600 MW expected to be fully operational by 2026. For more details click here: https://doggerbank.com
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