In Energy Voice today:
Marcel Sunier, project director for the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, said the 100-turbine development in the Outer Moray Firth has experienced the “knock on effect” of the coronavirus pandemic. But he claimed that despite the stoppage of some parts of the delivery works the project is “more or less on track”.
Moray East was granted consent (1,116MW) in 2014 by the Scottish Government. In 2017 it won a 950MW contract for difference at competitive auction which set the price of power generated at £57.50 per MWhr.
In sharp contrast, the UK flagship nuclear power project at Hinkley Point in Somerset, will ‘guarantee [sic] a set price of £92.50 for every megawatt hour of electricity produced.’