6.4 Gigawatts of Offshore Wind Farms Slated for Scotland
photo: m.prinke via flickr
A couple months back it was announced that the UK's Crown Estate would be helping out with financing pre-construction costs for offshore wind farms . Now comes word that The Crown Estate—which owns development rights in UK waters out to 200 miles—has offered exclusive agreements to nine companies for the development of offshore wind farms in Scottish waters totaling more than 6 GW of power. There are 10 plans on the table under these agreements: The largest is the Argyll Array at 1,500 MW, to be developed by Scottish Power Renewables.
Airtricity Holdings has a sites amounting to 2,678 MW (Kintyre, 378 MW; Islay, 680 MW; Beatrice 920 MW; Bell Rock 700 MW).
Inch Cape will see 905 MW of wind power developed by NPower Renewables.
Fred Olsen Renewables will develop 415 MW at the Forth Array.
The total capacity of all these plans, assuming all are completed of course, is 6,438 MW.
image: The Crown Estate
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