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Contracts awarded to four Orkney renewable projects

Four milestone Government contracts have been awarded to renewable energy projects in Orkney.

It was confirmed this Thursday afternoon that Orkney Islands Council’s wind farm projects in Hoy and St Ola, along with two tidal turbine projects in Eday run by Orbital Marine Power.

The contracts for difference were awarded by the (CfDs) as part of an auction process through the UK Government.

Collectively the Orkney projects will have the potential to feed 64.2 megawatts of power into the UK supply chain, with contracts of £46.39/MWh awarded to OIC and and and £178.54/MWh for Orbital.

More in next week’s edition of The Orcadian.