Norfolk Vanguard

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Norfolk Vanguard

Received 07 August 2018
From East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) (East of England Energy Group (EEEGR))


The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) would like to go on record with its full support for this application from Vattenfall for the Norfolk Vanguard project.

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) was launched on 29 March 2001 as a not-for-profit trade body to represent the energy sector and its supply chain in the East of England.

We now have more than 300 member businesses. A complete list of member organisations can be viewed on our web site at

EEEGR’s core programmes and projects are geared towards the sustainable development of the energy industry in the East of England, to help it thrive.

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) represents more than 300 members across the region, ranging from energy producers to supply chain companies.

Our mission is to provide knowledge, support and opportunities to enable members to strategically grow their businesses.

EEEGR is also a key voice for the sector, putting the region and its expertise on the radar of major international players and influential politicians at regional and national levels.

EEEGR also has close links with educational and training institutions, through the Skills for Energy (SfE) programme. This programme helps to ensure students, courses and training facilities are tailored to meet the future needs of the energy industry.

The UK is at the very forefront of the development of clean, renewable offshore wind developments providing the country with a critical advantage to develop the indigenous UK sector to become a major potential exporter of skills, knowledge, technology and equipment to the benefit of UKPLC.

The Norfolk Vanguard project represents the latest in a number of offshore wind farms on the East Anglian Coastline helping to improve our environment through the reduction of carbon emissions, provide huge investment in the supply chain, infrastructure and assisting in the development of new, sustainable jobs for at least two generations of workers.