The Scottish Government has granted consent for Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm in the Firth of Forth. A copy of the news release issued on 10th October 2014 can be viewed by clicking Consent Press Release.

NnG is planned to start generating electricity by 2018 and, as a result, is set to be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be connected to the Scottish electricity system. NnG represents an investment of £1.5 billion and is expected to create hundreds of direct and indirect jobs, both during construction and throughout its operation.

The wind farm will consist of 75 turbines with the capacity to generate 450MW of electricity – enough to power 325,000 homes in a city the size of Edinburgh – which will make an important contribution to Scotland’s 2020 renewable energy target.