Local MPs and campaigners say plans to run a new power line, carried by pylons across East Anglia to London, should be ditched in favour of undersea cabling. The government’s plan is to generate 40 GW of offshore wind by 2030 – that’s enough to power every home in the country. East Anglia already has some of the largest offshore wind farms in the world and several more have been given the green light. The challenge will be bringing the power in from offshore and connecting it to the national grid. East Anglia’s current cable network is sufficient for regional needs, but as more of these windfarms come online, the links to the rest of the grid need to be much stronger.
East Anglia Bylines 15th May 2022 read more »