Sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy

Aims to identify sustainable plan options for the future development of commercial-scale offshore wind energy in Scotland, including deep water wind technologies, and covers both Scottish inshore and offshore waters.

List Of Abbreviations

AoS Areas of Search
CCC Committee on Climate Change
CES Crown Estate Scotland
CfD Contracts for Difference
cSAC Candidate Special Area of Conservation
DPO Draft Plan Option
EMEC European Marine Energy Centre
EMR Electricity Market Reform
eNGO Environmental Non-Governmental Organisation
EOWDC European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre
EU European Union
EV Electric Vehicles
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GW Gigawatt 
HIE Highlands and Islands Enterprise
HRA Habitats Regulations Appraisal
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee
LCOE Levelised Cost of Energy
MGN Marine Guidance Note
MOD Ministry of Defence
MPA Marine Protected Area
MW Megawatt
NGO Non-Governmental Organisations
NM Nautical Miles
N-RIP National Renewables Infrastructure Plan
O&C Opportunity and Constraint
O&M Operations and Maintenance
ORE Catapult Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
PMF Priority Marine Features
pMPA Possible Marine Protected Area
POs Plan Options
pSPA Proposed Special Protection Area
RLG Regional Locational Guidance
SA Sustainability Appraisal
SAC Special Area of Conservation
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment 
SEIA Socio Economic Impact Assessment
SLVIA Seascape, landscape and visual impact assessment
SMP Sectoral Marine Plan
SNCB Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies
SOWEC Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council
SPA Special Protection Area
TCE The Crown Estate
The Plan The Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy
UK Sector Deal The UK Sector Deal for Offshore Wind
UXO Unexploded Ordnance



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