EDF – the nuclear-dominated French power giant - has submitted proposals for a second offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth to Moray Council.
Its proposed Moray West Offshore Wind Farm will comprise up to 90 turbines and generate enough energy to power up to 750,000 homes.
The first EDF development in the area, the 950 megawatt Moray East Offshore Wind Farm is scheduled to start generating in 2022.
Last month, it won a 15-year contract for difference with a strike price of £57.50 per megawatt hour, a record low for the UK.
Commenting, Kenneth Gibson said:
"It is clear that EDF see that the future of energy production in Scotland is a renewable one.
"This new development, providing electricity much cheaper than the new nuclear power station being built at Hinckley Point at £92.50 per megawatt hour, means that green energy can be supplied at a competitive price. This can only be good for Scotland's consumers and help reduce fuel poverty."