The sun shone yesterday and the sea - fortunately - remained calm, for the visit by leading members of the Environment Committee, to see progress on the construction of the world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array.
Situated 12 miles out in the Thames Estuary the 175 giant wind turbines cover an area of over 200 square kilometres. Each turbine is 147 metres high and the rotor diameter is 120 metres - as big as the London Eye, but spinning much faster!
Many are already in place as are two offshore sub stations which will boost the voltage before transmission down a 54 km underwater cable to Faversham where the electricity enters the national grid.
Providing 1000 megawatts when both phases are complete, the Array will power over 750,000 homes, making a significant contribution to London's power demands. Electricity will start to be generated later this month.