Scotland improves energy independence and generates 40% of the country’s electricity using offshore wind energy

Scotland, a land characterized by expansive moors and towering mountains, is home to just over five million people. Despite its modest size, Scotland has set an ambitious target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. The key to reaching this goal lies in harnessing the abundant renewable energy potential of the oceans that surround the country.

The ENGIE Solution: Supply 40% of Scottish electricity from an offshore wind farm thereby improving energy independence

Moray East is a wind farm comprising 100 turbines located off the north-east coast of Scotland, and represents a significant milestone in the nation’s renewable energy landscape. Since April 2022, this farm has been supplying 40% of Scotland’s electricity needs. The project was developed through collaboration between Ocean Winds, a joint venture between ENGIE and EDP Renewables (EDPR), along with Diamond Green Limited and CTG. In 2022, as part of the ScotWind initiative, Ocean Winds secured exclusive development rights for three additional projects:

  • Caledonia: A 2 GW offshore wind project adjacent to the Moray East and Moray West leasing areas, with the capacity to generate renewable energy at a large scale.
  • A 1.8 GW floating offshore wind project, in partnership with Mainstream Renewable Power, located east of the Shetland Isles.
  • A 500 MW floating offshore wind project, also situated east of the Shetland Isles.

Ocean Winds is actively involved in the operation, construction, and development of over 6 GW of offshore wind capacity in Scotland alone, reflecting its significant contribution to the country’s renewable energy ambitions.

950 MW

Installed Capacity to Supply 950,000 Homes

1.7 Million tonnes/year

CO2 Emissions Avoided


Surface Area


Wind Turbines

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