Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm will be the first offshore wind farm off the south coast of England.
It will have an installed capacity of 400 megawatts (MW) and will generate almost 1,400 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of power each year. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity used annually by almost 350,000 British homes, or around half the homes in Sussex1.
The wind farm is located in the English Channel between 13 and 20 kilometres (km) from the Sussex coast, and stretches from East Worthing in the west, to Brighton in the east. It covers an area of 72 square kilometres, which is just larger than the island of Guernsey in the English Channel.
Now under construction, Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is due to be completed in 2018 and will create around 60 full-time permanent jobs.
It will be operated and maintained from a purpose-built base at Newhaven Port, and is already acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the port area.
1 Based on an average annual domestic household electricity consumption of 3,938 kWh (BEIS).