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Scotland’s First Minister announces £2.2 million to cut costs for offshore wind.

July 14, 2014 Funding

A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry and government scheme, brings together nine offshore wind developers with over 72% (31GW) of the UK’s licensed capacity. The project aims to deliver the 10% reduction in time for offshore wind developments in Scottish waters with partners working together to identify technological challenges and prioritising those with the most significant savings potential, before developing innovative solutions.

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Oil & gas companies look to offshore wind

July 12, 2014 Industry News

Maggie McGinlay, Director of Energy and Clean Technologies at Scottish Enterprise, has written an article on using oil and gas sector knowledge in the offshore wind industry and how companies from the oil and gas sector can exploit the vast opportunities in the offshore wind market.

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Ofgem Approves Moray Firth Subsea Transmission Link

July 11, 2014 Grid

Ofgem has today given the green light for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland. Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission (SHE Transmission)’s significant upgrade of the electricity network is a £1.2 billion project. It is expected to connect 1.2GW of new renewable electricity generation following completion in 2018.

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Introduction

Offshore wind has the potential to attract billions of pounds of investment and create tens of thousands of highly skilled and sustainable jobs in Scotland.

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