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Scoping ‘Areas of Search’ Study for offshore wind energy in Scottish Waters, 2018

Scoping ‘Areas of Search’ Study for offshore wind energy in Scottish Waters, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ISBN: 9781788519601

Scoping ‘Areas of Search’ Study for offshore wind energy in Scottish Waters, 2018 describes the process to identify Areas of Search to potentially be developed into Draft Plan Options for Offshore Wind.

Executive Summary

The Scoping ‘Areas of Search’ Study for offshore wind energy in Scottish Waters, 2018 describes the process to identify Areas of Search to potentially be developed into Draft Plan Options for Offshore Wind.

As the first stage of the sectoral marine planning process for offshore wind, this scientific study identifies the initial Areas of Search, which are then subject to a process of consultation and assessment, in order to become Final Plan Options.

These Options, once adopted, will outline the spatial footprint within which any future commercial scale offshore wind development (over 100 MW) should take place, in Scotland. This report describes the process to identify Areas of Search that contain the best resource and overall suitability for future development.