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Wind Power: Scotland

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 5158, tabled on 1 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to develop the offshore wind industry in Scotland.

Answered on

8 July 2015

The UK is open for business.

The UK is a leading destination for investment in offshore wind.

We have put in place a long term policy framework that gives certainty to developers to invest in offshore windfarms. Neart na Gaoithe, a project off the coast of Scotland, was awarded a Contract for Difference (CFD) in the first allocation round.

Officials are working with this Developer on the implementation of their Supply Chain Plan and to boost UK content.

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Department for Energy and Climate Change