Article

Talisman may expand deepwater wind farm

"By being 25 miles offshore it doesn’t have any visual impact and the wind is steadier there," he added.

CALGARY (CP) — Work has started on a $70-million wind power project near Talisman Energy Inc.’s Beatrice oil platform off Scotland that could eventually be expanded to supply 20 per cent of the region’s electricity needs.

"It is a prototype of wind power that has two benefits," Talisman Energy president and CEO Jim Buckee told The Canadian Press in an interview Tuesday from Edinburgh, shortly after he visited the offshore project with European Union and Scottish officials.

"By being 25 miles offshore it doesn’t have any visual impact and the wind is steadier there," he added. "And the European Commission is making a big push for 20 per cent and occasionally 25 per cent of renewable energy and this is an important component of that strategy.""

CALGARY (CP) — Work has started on a $70-million wind power project near Talisman Energy Inc.’s Beatrice oil platform off Scotland that could eventually be expanded to supply 20 per cent of the region’s electricity needs.

"It is a prototype of wind power that has two benefits," Talisman Energy president and CEO Jim Buckee told The Canadian Press in an interview Tuesday from Edinburgh, shortly after he visited the offshore project with European Union and Scottish officials.

"By being 25 miles offshore it doesn’t have any visual impact and the wind is steadier there," he added. "And the European Commission is making a big push for 20 per cent and occasionally 25 per cent of renewable energy and this is an important component of that strategy.""


Source: http://thechronicleherald.c...

JUL 19 2006
https://www.windaction.org/posts/3567-talisman-may-expand-deepwater-wind-farm
back to top