The Scottish Government has set a new ambition to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030, enough to power more than eight million homes. Currently, Scotland has 5.6GW of consented offshore capacity, of which 1GW is operational.
The aim of substantially increasing the offshore wind capacity in Scottish waters supports the delivery of Scotland’s 2017 Energy Strategy and the decarbonisation of heat and transport. This has been agreed following consultation with industry, stakeholders, coastal communities and environmental organisations.
Source: Scottish Government, 28 October 2020