The Scottish government approved two offshore wind farms in the outer Moray Firth that it said may generate 1.9 gigawatts of electricity and be worth 2.5 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) to the Scottish economy.
The consents are still subject to “strict conditions,” including the required monitoring of possible impacts on birds, the Scottish government said today in an e-mailed statement.
It gave the go-ahead to Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd., a joint venture between Repsol SA (REP) and EDP Renovaveis SA, and to the Beatrice offshore wind farm, which is 75-percent owned by SSE Plc (SSE) and a quarter-owned by SeaEnergy Renewables Ltd.
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