Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and will power approximately 20,000 households.
The onshore operations and maintenance base for Hywind Scotland is located in Peterhead, while the operations center is located in Great Yarmouth. Linked to the Hywind Scotland project Statoil and partner Masdar will also install Batwind, a 1MWh Lithium battery storage solution for offshore wind energy. Battery storage has the potential to mitigate intermittency and optimize output. Read on.
Note: Don’t tell Putin’s Cockholster about this. His Big Oil whoremasters will demand that he declare war on Scotland. Oh wait, Scottish aren’t brown enough. – ed.