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Wind Power: Scotland

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 107729, tabled on 19 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the revenue that Scotland or Scottish communities will receive from offshore wind energy as a result of Scotland being cabled to England.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

26 January 2022

Offshore wind projects in Scotland pay rent to Crown Estate Scotland, which in turn pays its profits into the Scottish Consolidated Fund. In Financial Year 2020/21, Crown Estate Scotland’s revenue from its Marine portfolio (which also includes non-offshore wind activities) was £8.9 million.

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