Major wind farm plan for Moray Firth

Offshore wind turbines A series of public meetings are to be held on the project

Related Stories

A 200-turbine offshore wind farm has been proposed for a site off the Caithness coast.

Consortium Moray Offshore Renewables is to hold a series of studies on the project's potential economic and environmental impact.

Public meetings will also be held in communities along the coasts of the Moray Firth.

The proposed site is near the Beatrice oil field where there are two experimental offshore wind turbines.

Meanwhile, the output from shore-based wind farms in the north of Scotland have exceeded demand for power from local homes and businesses for the first time.

Scottish and Southern Distribution, part of Scottish and Southern Energy, said at one point last Sunday its Highlands sites were producing more than 700 megawatts (MW) of electricity while demand was slightly below that figure.

The company said the surplus power was distributed to other parts of the UK.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands


301 Moved Permanently

Moved Permanently

The document has moved here.


Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.