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 […]

ScottishPower takes full control of offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has sold half its share of an offshore wind project to ScottishPower Renewables. The Swedish power giant  is selling its 50% share of the wind project to ScottishPower Renewables so it can prioritise the rest of its European wind portfolio. The sale comes despite news Vattenfall is one of the 27 winners of government’s […]

£160m onshore wind farm officially opened in UK

One of Scotland’s largest onshore wind farms has officially been opened near Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway. ScottishPower Renewables’ 136MW Harestanes wind farm, which includes 68 turbines, is expected to meet the annual electricity needs of more than 73,000 homes. The company claims the project – worth £160 million – supported more than 150 jobs […]

West of Duddon starts generating power offshore UK

The first power has been generated from the West of Duddon Sands wind farm off the UK coast. A total of 42 out of 108 turbines that make up the overall project have been installed so far and power from four turbines is being exported to the National Grid. Once completed, the wind farm will […]