Beatrice project pushes SCOTLAND to top of European offshore wind power table

I’ve had to correct repeated errors in this Energy Voice report from yesterday. FOUR times they wrote UK when they should have written SCOTLAND. It’s an easy mistake, for some, but equally easy these days for me to sort out. So, here’s the corrected draft:

A huge Highland (sic) wind project has pushed SCOTLAND to the top of the European installed capacity league table. The 84-turbine Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, situated near a former oil field in the Moray Firth, was officially opened by developer SSE Renewables last month. It is able to power up to 450,000 homes in SCOTLAND. The 588 megawatt (MW) project, when combined with other installed wind farms in the first half of 2019, makes up the lion’s share of the total UK capacity of 931 MW. Across, Europe, 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of the year, up from the 1.1 GW added in the same period in 2018.

SCOTLAND (623 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) accounted for these installations.

Note: Wind power in Scotland is the fastest-growing renewable energy technology, with 8423 MW of installed wind power capacity as of December 2018. This included 7800 MW from onshore wind in Scotland and 623 MW of offshore wind generators.

Note: 83% Increase in Electricity Transfers FROM Scotland TO England & Wales missed by our NoMedia



7 thoughts on “Beatrice project pushes SCOTLAND to top of European offshore wind power table

  1. Bugger le Panda August 12, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    Now that is phenomenal

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  2. gavin August 12, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    My first thought was –if only we could harness the wind power of Project Ruthie !!!!

    But then I remembered— Project Ruthie too often lies dormant, hidden away out of sight—— in the land of “Dark Money”.

    Far, far away, beyond the reach of humankind and those naughtie awkward questions (as if !)——-but always available for a wee quote.

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    • johnrobertson834 August 12, 2019 / 7:43 pm

      I sense the end of her career and with Jo Swineson failing, BBC Scotland look lost for a champion of the Union.


      • Alasdair Macdonald August 12, 2019 / 8:30 pm

        Bodger Broon has re-entered the fray. His intervention led all the BBC bulletins yesterday. A paucity of ‘champions has not stopped them before, because they will fill the gap with a hospital story.


  3. kelticgirl August 13, 2019 / 7:07 am

    What REALLY pees me off about this UK nonsense is that it is so selectively used. If this had been a failed Scottish venture then do you think they would be saying failed UK project? Not a snowballs’. The headlines would be Scotland in capital letters.


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