What was ScotWind?
It was a programme which leased areas of the seabed around Scotland for wind farm developments. Developers applied to the scheme to be granted the rights to build wind farms in Scottish waters.
We hope that farms with as much as 27.6GW of new generating capacity will be built over the next decade as a product of ScotWind.
Why was it important?
To prevent the most harmful climate change scenarios from coming true, we need to substantially reduce our carbon emissions.
Scotland’s target is to reach net zero emissions by 2045 – and if we can generate 27.6GW of new, clean energy from ScotWind projects, it will make a big contribution to reaching that target.
Wind farm projects also offer opportunities for business: their construction, operation and maintenance could bring billions of pounds in investment and new jobs to Scotland.
Click on the marked areas below to learn more about the wind farm projects planned there.