Energy supplier EDF has announced it is forming a joint venture with Eneco Wind in order to construct and operate a new facility off the south coast of England.
The firms are seeking to develop the Navitus Bay project off the west coast of the Isle of Wight, which is owned by the Crown Estates.
Eneco and EDF will look to create a generation capacity of between 900 MW and 1,200 MW at the 76-square mile site, which would be enough to provide electricity to between 615,000 and 820,000 homes.
Director of EDF's Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply business Martin Lawrence said: "Developing a range of diverse energy sources is crucial to addressing climate change, ensuring security of supply and providing affordable energy for all our customers."
He added the firm believes renewable power will be a key part of this mix and is "delighted" to be working with Eneco on the project.
Recently, a poll by Friends of the Earth revealed 85 per cent of the British public backed the use of more clean energy sources ahead of increased reliance on fossil fuels.
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