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Our Energy Infrastructure Policy and Strategic Engagement

Electricity generation and connection projects in Suffolk.

The delivery of Net Zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050, is required to limit the future impacts of climate change, it will result in a succession of electricity generation and connection projects in Suffolk.

Climate adaptive infrastructure projects in Suffolk

The communities, environment, and economy of Suffolk, face climate adaptation challenges from the availability of water, and the impacts of rising sea levels. Therefore, it is anticipated that a succession of projects, including pipelines, reservoirs, and desalination plants, will be required to mitigate these issues.

We want people to know what we’re working to achieve, in order to:

  • Minimise and mitigate negative impacts on the environment and communities of Suffolk.
  • Maximise the benefits to Suffolk’s economy and supply chains, employment opportunities, skills, and training provision.

This is set out in detail in Suffolk County Council’s Energy and Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Policy, that was approved by the County Council Cabinet on the 16th May 2023. This supersedes the Policy approved by the Cabinet on 23rd February 2021.

Contact us

Contact Phil Watson - Strategic Energy Projects Manager