Moray West, the joint venture owned by EDP Renewables and Engie, has been awarded marine consent for its proposed 800+ MW offshore windfarm in the outer Moray Firth. Together with planning permissions for the associated onshore electricity transmission infrastructure which were granted earlier this year, the award completes the suite of consents necessary to allow the project to enter the UK Government’s next contract for difference (CfD) auction which will be held this summer. Subject to winning a CfD, Moray West will commence construction in 2022. “Moray West follows hot on the heels of Moray East, which is currently under construction and will supply power to the grid at less than half the price of offshore windfarms installed to date. We look forward to working with the local economy as we enter the auction which will establish Moray West as the next high-capacity, low-cost, low-carbon generation project in Scotland. The project will also be a major step towards the strengthened target in the revised Scottish Climate Change Bill of net zero carbon emissions by 2045.”
Offshore Wind Journal 17th June 2019 read more »
The winning bid to build a 600MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Dunkirk came in at a price of just €50/MWh, the French government announced late last week, concluding a competitive process touted as good news for the European offshore wind industry. A consortium led by EDF Renewables, Innogy, and Enbridge put in the winning bid.
Business Green 17th June 2019 read more »