Power Generation News – Late October 2023
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Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm has begun operating at full capacity, removing emissions from power supply. Seagreen, off the Angus coast, can generate enough electricity to power two-thirds of Scotland's households.
The £3bn project, comprising 114 giant turbines, has been more than a decade in the making. But operator SSE says the consenting time needs to be halved if there are to be enough turbines to meet the government's climate change targets.
The company says Seagreen will displace more than two million tonnes of CO2 each year, helping reduce the UK's reliance on fossil fuels for generating electricity.