Scotland’s biggest wind farm generates first power for the UK grid

Scotland’s biggest wind farm generates first power for the UK grid

09 Jun 2021

The 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm has provided its first power to the UK national grid.

The under-construction project is using engineering techniques to enable partial operations to begin before all 100 wind turbines are installed.

Located in the Moray Firth, 22km off the Scottish coast, Moray East exported its first power to the UK national grid through its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire on Saturday 5th June.

Once fully operational, it will have the capacity to power approximately 40% of Scotland’s electricity needs and will save 1.7m tonnes of CO2 each year.

The project is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd, a joint venture company including Ocean Winds (56.6%), Diamond Green Limited (33.4%) and CTG (10%).

Full completion of the wind farm is expected to be complete later this year.

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