29 Jul '18, 3am

$3.4bn Scottish offshore wind farm begins powering National Grid

$3.4bn Scottish offshore wind farm begins powering National Grid

Offshore wind production crossed a significant threshold last week as Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm sent power to the National Grid for the first time. The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm is worth $3.41bn and is set to have 84 turbines, enough to power 450,000 homes, when the project reaches completion in 2019. The wind farm is located 8 miles off the coast and sent energy to the UK’s National Grid last week following the successful installation of its first 7MW turbine. See also: Nestlé launches wind farm in Scotland New York state aims to procure 800MW of offshore wind power by 2019 Read the latest issue of Energy Digital magazine Project director John Hill said in a statement: “We often talk about key milestones along a project’s journey, and Beatrice has quite a few to date, but to see the first turbine turning in the Moray Firth and to have reached first power saf...

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