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Wind Power: Scotland

Question for Department for Energy and Climate Change

UIN 36861, tabled on 9 May 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to support the development of offshore wind energy generation in Scotland.

Answered on

12 May 2016

The Government has announced up to £730 million of CFD support for offshore wind and other less established technologies. The first auction which we intend to hold later this year will offer £290 million of support and we would expect developers of Scottish projects to bid into that auction.

This is a huge opportunity, so I have been encouraging developers and supply chain companies to make the industrialisation of the UK supply chain happen.

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Department for Energy and Climate Change