ENGIE and Google ink PPA for Scottish wind farm

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 24/11/2022 ENGIE

ENGIE will provide Google with more than 5 TWh of green power from the
Moray West project, an offshore wind farm off Scotland set to begin generating power from 2025.

The Moray West offshore wind farm is being developed by Ocean Winds, a 50:50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, and was awarded a 15 year CfD for the delivery of 294 MW wind generation at £37.35/MWh (in 2012 prices). The development is located on the East coast of Scotland in the Moray Firth, approximately 22.5km from the Caithness coastline and covers an area of covers 225km2. It will be comprised of 60 wind turbine generators with an installed capacity of 882 MW. The wind farm is expected to make a final investment decision and reach financial close in the coming months while ramping up construction activity to meet planned first power in 2024.

"People across the UK and Europe are increasingly worried about climate change and energy security. We share that concern and believe technology is an important part of the solution - both by reducing our own emissions, and by helping others to reduce their own"
said Matt BRITTIN, President of Google EMEA, adding: "This new investment in UK renewable energy brings us one step closer to reaching our goal of operating entirely on carbon-free energy by 2030, and means that, in the UK, we'll be running on at or near 90% carbon-free energy in 2025."

"This PPA represents the realization of offshore wind as a powerful source of energy capable of meeting the high energy demands and carbon neutrality targets of countries and clients. Ocean Winds is proud to accompany Google in this journey and work hand in hand with ENGIE for this successful commercial outcome. Currently developing, building, or operating more than 6 GW of offshore wind projects in the UK, Ocean Winds participates actively in the necessary transition to clean energy,"
said Bautista RODRIGUEZ, Ocean Winds' Chief Executive Officer.

"We are very pleased to support Google in its progress towards its carbon-free target. As a major player in PPAs, ENGIE designs innovative green corporate PPAs for off-takers from offshore wind, thanks to the strong development of Ocean Winds, as we do for our onshore renewable projects. This contract demonstrates the strength of the Group's renewable portfolio, with 37 GW of renewable assets, a major advantage for our customers in their decarbonization strategy,"
said Paulo ALMIRANTE, ENGIE Senior EVP in charge of Renewables, Energy Management and Nuclear Activities.

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