UK - Offshore wind co-ordination could save up to £3.5 BN

UK Energy regulator Ofgem and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have published a report on 1 March 2012 showing how more co-ordination in the development of offshore links and infrastructure can be achieved. In tandem, Ofgem has launched a consultation on potential changes to the regulatory regime for offshore transmission assets to take some of this work forward. The UK Government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap suggests that by 2020, between 11 and 18GW of wind farm capacity could be built off Britain’s coast, compared to 1.6GW now. Future wind farms will be substantially larger and further offshore than existing projects. Instead of building individual connections for each development, they could be interlinked to lower the overall construction and operating costs. This would mean the offshore network could grow incrementally and efficiently ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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