Centrica signs trade deal for 76% of Moray East power generation

The Moray East windfarm will be based 13 miles off the coast
Fraserburgh was chosen as an operations base for the Moray East windfarm

Centrica has agreed a contract to trade 76% of the electricity generated from the new Moray East offshore windfarm.

The energy supplier has entered a power purchase agreement (PPA) covering a 15-year period once generation begins in 2022.

Moray East will be developed 13miles and will have an annual production equaling the average electricity demand for around 950,000 UK homes.

The overall value of the Centrica deal has not been disclosed.

Cassim Mangerah, co-managing director for Energy Marketing and Trading, said “We are excited to have secured the PPA for the Moray East windfarm. The contract represents another milestone for our route-to-market business and is a testament to the level of sophistication and capability we have built.

“The deal re-affirms our commitment to the development of renewable infrastructure projects and demonstrates further progress in this growth area of our business.”

The 950 megawatt development is 33.3% owned by EDP Renewables, Mistubishi subsidiary DGE holds 33.4%, ENGIE holds 23.3% and the remaining 10% stake is owned by China Three Gorges.

In 2017 Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited won a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK Government to supply electricity at £57.50/MWh.

Oscar Diaz, project director for Moray East said: “Moray East is a landmark project for the offshore wind industry, delivering sustainable, renewable generation at a highly competitive power price.

“This PPA brings high-capacity, low cost,  low-carbon power generation to the UK wholesale market on a long-term contract with associated stability for the entire CfD period.”

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