Scottish Power has exceeded informal national and UK targets for ‘local content’ for a fleet of eight onshore wind-turbines farms in south-west Scotland. The Offshore Wind Developers Forum – now the Offshore Wind Industry Council – declared in 2012 a ‘vision’ that the UK content in offshore wind farms would be 50%. Although this is not a formal target, some wind farm owners see this as the benchmark against which their wind farms will be judged. The Spanish-owned utility has published the results of an independent economic analysis which assessed the economic impact of these eight onshore wind farms on the UK, Scottish and local economies. The wind farms have a combined capacity of 474MW and were all commissioned between 2016-17.
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