The East of England is unrivalled for its unique energy mix. Offshore wind, natural gas, onshore renewables and nuclear energy generation position the region as a leading provider of energy to the UK. The EEEZ is here to support growth within the energy sector by working as a catalyst for investment, providing expertise and advice to help businesses looking to start up, expand or relocate to the East of England.
Opportunities are abound, home to the UK’s largest offshore wind cluster generating 4.6GW of clean energy, 47% of the UK’s total offshore wind assets. Home to the 1.2GW Sizewell B nuclear power station with advanced plans for Sizewell C. A global centre for offshore gas production, the region has a highly integrated Southern North Sea gas infrastructure including the Bacton Gas Terminal in Norfolk, which provides one third of the UK’s domestic natural gas requirements.
Supporting the UK’s journey to net zero, the onshore clean energy sector is rapidly evolving presenting long term business and investment opportunities. Plans are afoot to build the largest solar farm in the country, the Sunnica Energy Farm in Suffolk has the potential to deliver up to up to 500MW of clean energy – enough to power approximately 100,000 homes.
The region is leading in research, development and innovation in energy. Home to internationally renowned universities and research organisations that are working with industry to support clean growth, energy integration and the development of sustainable energy ecosystems.
The EEEZ is here to ensure businesses and investors are aware and can engage with the significant opportunities the region’s energy sector has to offer. With over £50bn worth of energy investment planned, a skilled energy workforce, space to grow and generous financial incentives to locate your business here, there’s never been a better time to share in the East of England energy success.