Scotland sets 11 gigawatt offshore target
The Scottish Government has set a new ambition of having enough offshore wind capacity to power more than eight million homes by 2030.
It wants to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed. The aim of substantially increasing the offshore wind capacity in Scottish waters supports the delivery of Scotland’s 2017 Energy Strategy and the decarbonisation of heat and transport. The plan has been agreed following an extensive consultation with industry, stakeholders, coastal communities and environmental organisations, said the Scottish government.