EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and bp are holding a first round of consultation on the Mona offshore wind farm for eight weeks from 7 June to 3 August 2022.
We’re currently progressing our plans for the Morgan offshore wind farm and will be holding a consultation later in 2022.
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG and bp are proud to be leading the development of the Morgan and Mona projects. These two offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea will help the UK to achieve its ambition of generating 50GW of power from offshore wind by 2030.
The wind farms will be located approximately 20 - 30km from the coast and be operational by 2029. Together, they will form one of the largest wind farms in the world, with a combined potential generating capacity of 3 gigawatts (GW).
This is enough to power the equivalent of approximately 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.
The purpose of the consultation is to share early plans for the project, while providing people with the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.
Planning for the project is at a very early stage and many details are still to be finalised, such as the size and number of turbines, offshore and onshore infrastructure and the cable landfall locations.
The project team will consider all comments we receive, alongside further technical and environmental surveying work. The feedback will help influence the detailed design of the project and help us develop the best possible proposals.
Indicative map showing the Mona wind farm and offshore and onshore scoping search areas.
Who are EnBW and bp?
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg is one of the largest energy supply companies in Germany and supplies electricity, gas, water, and energy solutions and energy industry services to around 5.5 million customers.
We have a workforce of more than 23,000 employees. Half of the EnBW generation portfolio will be comprised of renewable energies by 2025.
Further expanding renewables in Germany and selected European markets is a central element of EnBW’s growth strategy. Since the beginning of its corporate transformation in 2013, EnBW has successfully invested nearly €5 billion in its renewable energies segment. Around another €4 billion is to be invested by 2025, primarily in further expanding wind and solar energy, meaning that a good 50% of EnBW’s generation portfolio will consist of renewables.
EnBW was among the pioneers in offshore wind power with its Baltic 1 offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. In January 2020, the company took into operation Germany’s largest offshore wind power project, EnBW Hohe See and Albatros, with a combined capacity of 609 megawatts.
The He Dreiht offshore wind farm with a capacity of around 900 megawatts will be connected to the grid in 2025. He Dreiht will operate without any state subsidies.
Visit EnBW’s website for more information
bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet.
bp has set out an ambition to be a net zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero. We recently announced our strategy for delivering on that ambition. This strategy will see bp transform from an international oil company producing resources – to an integrated energy company providing solutions to customers.
bp already has a significant onshore wind business in the US with a gross generating capacity of 1.7GW, operating nine wind assets across the country.
Visit bp’s website for more information
7 June to 3 August 2022
Find out more about what we're consulting on and how you can take part.Consultation
Have your say on our proposals.Feedback map
Download and view our consultation materials.View downloads
The size, number and positioning of our turbines have yet to be decided. But at this early stage we’ve created indicative 3D visualisations to show potential views of the Mona and Morgan wind farms from a range of onshore locations.View map