Crown Estate Scotland to review options fees for ScotWind leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland has extended the application window for its ScotWind offshore wind leasing round to give itself time to conduct a review of the option fee arrangements. An industry source told Utility Week that the publicly-owned corporation made the decision under pressure from Scottish ministers who feared the rights would be sold for too little following the high prices seen in the recent tender for The Crown Estate's fourth offshore wind leasing round.

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