SSE has invited local comminities to apply for the second round of of partnership funding from the Beatrice offshore wind farm, currently under construction.
Moray Offshore Renewables
No. of Turbines:
Outer Moray Firth (22km from Caithness coast)
A joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias UK - plans to install 189 to 339 turbines over a 295km² area, with a total generation capacity of 1,500MW, enough to meet the power needs of up to one million homes.
The Crown Estate is investing £100m in the third round of wind site allocations and this is the first of estate's nine Round 3 zones to apply for consent.
The Crown Estate Energy and Infrastructure lead for Scotland Ronnie Quinn said the submission of a planning application is the most significant milestone in its Round 3 programme.
"We are pleased to be able to support the Scottish Government's renewable energy initiative with significant financial commitments that are driving the development of Scotland's low carbon energy industry and will also provide opportunities for new jobs and inward investment," said Quinn.