An offshore wind farm that will have the world’s most powerful turbines has been connected to the National Grid. The Vattenfall European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay – opposed by President Trump – is expected to produce enough energy to power 78,529 homes once complete. The connection project began early last year and involved laying more than four miles of high voltage underground cable between the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) substation in Dyce on the outskirts of Aberdeen and the wind farm’s onshore substation at Blackdog on the coast. Adam Ezzamel, project director at Vattenfall, said it was “another important step forward”. The 11-turbine development, which will trial next generation technology, faced delays including legal challenges from Mr Trump that it spoiled views from his golf course at Balmedie. The wind farm is expected to produce electricity by the summer and once fully operational is predicted to generate the equivalent of 70 per cent of Aberdeen’s domestic electricity demand. Paul Higginbotham, the SSEN lead project manager, said: “I am very proud that our team have provided a connection to the EOWDC in such a short period and it is testament to the support and understanding of the local community.”
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Energy giant SSE is offering £600,000 to community projects in the Highlands and Moray in the latest distribution of cash from the £3million “partnership” fund associated with its development of the Beatrice offshore windfarm.
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