Scotland to launch offshore wind leasing round in October

LONDON: * Scotland will launch its new leasing round for offshore wind projects this October , said Crown Estate Scotland, the body responsible for leasing Scotland‘s seabed * Under the scheme, Crown Estate Scotland provides a wind energy developer with the rights to construct and operate an offshore wind farm on the seabed * The leasing round, known as ScotWind Leasing, aims to help Scotland reach a target of 50 percent of energy consumption coming from renewable sources by 2030 * Decisions on which applications are successful will be taken between May and July 2020, Crown Estate Scotland said