First floating wind farm in the world generates power in Scotland

19/10/2017 13:54 Renewable


The world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland began to deliver electricity to the grid. 


The 30MW Hywind wind farm comprises five giant turbines, installed around 25 kilometers from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, and will power up 20,000 homes a year.

The advantage of floating turbines is the possibility to install them in waters that are too deep for traditional offshore wind farms. Developer Statoil is also trying to connect a 1MWh lithium battery storage solution to the floating wind farm with associated company Masdar.


Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the wind farm today. He affirmed that this event emphasizes the enormous development that was achieved in the green energy field in Scotland.

Sturgeon also revealed for the press: “Our support for floating offshore wind is testament to this government’s commitment to the development of this technology and coupled with Statoil’s Battery Storage Project, Batwind, puts us at the forefront of this global race and positions Scotland as a world center for energy innovation.”


Daily (15.10.2018): The German spot power price fell by almost 21% on Friday, due to stronger wind generation and lower demand

15/10/2018 11:43:00

Oil prices were slightly higher of Friday, as the impact of the Hurricane Michael left several platforms in the Gulf of Mexico inactive, contributing to a drop in the U.S. crude production. Consequently, Brent crude closed 0.2% up at $80.43 a barrel.


Cuadrilla to start shale gas fracking in UK

15/10/2018 09:07:00

UK’s onshore oil and gas exploration company Cuadrilla is set to finally start hydraulic fracturing in Lancashire, northwest England, following a temporary setback Saturday due to weather conditions, Kallanish Energy reports.


Centrica trumpets distributed energy

15/10/2018 08:59:00

Distributed energy, including onsite generation and storage, could deliver potential carbon dioxide emission savings of 137 million tonnes by 2030 in the UK, according to a new report by Centrica.