ScottishPower achieves ‘pioneering world first’ after blackout boost from wind farm

The energy company said its successful project at Dersalloch wind farm in South Ayrshire proves wind power can restore a ‘blacked-out’ section of the transmission network

ScottishPower completes £2.5bn East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

The wind farm consists of 102 turbines, which are capable of producing enough renewable electricity to power more than 630,000 homes

East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm installs last turbine

On completion, the 714MW plant is expected to power the equivalent of around 630,000 UK homes with renewable power

New £10,000-prize offshore wind data hackathon open

The two-day event will centre around an industrial data-led challenge, with the aim of developing a prototype solution for use in wind farm operations

Macquarie snaps up stake in UK wind farm for £1.7bn

East Anglia ONE is a 714MW development, located around 43 kilometres off the Suffolk coast and consists of 102 turbines

Green light for 1.2GW ‘next generation’ offshore wind farm

ScottishPower Renewables has been granted planning consent by Energy Secretary Greg Clark for a 1.2GW “next generation” offshore wind farm. The East Anglia THREE project will include 172 “larger and more efficient next generation” turbines, up to a height of 247 metres – two-and-a-half times the size of Big Ben. According to ScottishPower, the offshore […]

Met Office provides wind farm weather monitoring

ScottishPower Renewables has signed a contract with the Met Office to receive weather forecast information. The two-year agreement includes the use of a software that will allow the company to monitor and keep track of real-time and forecast conditions across its portfolio of wind farms. Called VisualEyes, it is an intuitive web-based weather monitoring and alerting system […]

ScottishPower submits plans for 1.2GW offshore wind farm

A new offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1,200MW is planned to be built in the UK. ScottishPower Renewables announced it has submitted plans to build the project located off the coast of Suffolk. The East Anglia THREE development will consist of 172 turbines which are expected to power more than 850,000 homes annually. […]

DONG Energy sells £269m assets at UK wind farm

DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have sold £269 million of transmission assets at a UK offshore wind farm. West of Duddon Sands Transmission, a joint venture between Macquarie Corporate Holdings (50%) and 3i Infrastructure (50%), bought the assets. They include the onshore and offshore substation and the export cables. The wind farm is located around 15km […]

Gamesa wins order for Scottish wind farm

Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa has received an order for a wind project in Scotland. It will provide 96 turbines with a total capacity of 239MW for the Kilgallioch wind farm next year. The project’s construction is expected to be completed in 2017. The order comes from ScottishPower Renewables and it also involves the installation, commissioning and […]