Energy Seminar – Week 5: Regen’s ‘Go West!’ a study exploring the benefits of a more east-west balanced offshore wind fleet

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Jack Adkins, Senior Analyst, Regen

A clear delivery plan is essential for the UK to meet its sector deal target of installing 50GW of offshore wind by 2030, with some industry projections of up to 110 GW by 2050. With almost three-quarters of the UK’s current offshore wind capacity on the east coast of Great Britain, Regen’s ‘Go West!’ study explores and identifies the benefits that pursuing a more east-west balanced offshore wind fleet could bring to both the UK energy system and energy consumers. The study was conducted in partnership with four leading offshore wind developers – Magnora Offshore Wind, Morwind, Northland Power and Simply Blue Group – with Regen retaining editorial independence over recommendations and conclusions.

Speaker:  Jack Adkins is a senior analyst at Regen – a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight, whose mission is to transform the world’s energy systems for a zero-carbon future. Jack has a decade of experience working in data analytics and engineering within the energy industry. This includes over six years’ experience at Marine Current Turbines and SIMEC Atlantis Energy, including the commissioning of the pioneering AR1500 tidal turbine, and wind turbine simulation software development at DNV. Jack is a qualified engineer; he holds a MSc in Advanced Computational Methods for Fluid Dynamics and a BA in Mathematics.

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