As part of the ScotWind Leasing round, which has to date seen 17 projects secure an option agreement, a further process of Clearing has today, 26 April 2022, begun.
Clearing allows applicants who met the required standards during the initial round, but who were unsuccessful in securing their chosen location, to revise their application for an available alternative location. Clearing is not an opportunity for new market entrants, and it is open only to those applicants who have already had an application evaluated.
The Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind site available for Clearing is NE1.
The deadline for eligible applicants to confirm if they intend to apply for Clearing applications is 10 May 2022. Once these confirmations have been received, applicants will then be invited to make their submission. If successful, the resulting option agreements will be signed later in 2022.