Consultation: Offshore Transmission Network Review: proposals for an enduring regime and multi-purpose interconnectors

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UK government consultation | Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

The current offshore transmission regime takes a developer-led approach to designing and delivering offshore transmission, which has resulted in individual connections for each windfarm, and dates from when offshore wind was a nascent sector. With rapidly increasing scale of deployment the cumulative impact of individual transmission links on the environment and local communities is no longer fit for purpose and could pose a major barrier to future deployment. The Government is consulting on proposals to develop a new enduring regime that takes a more strategic approach to windfarm development and considers the offshore transmission system holistically with the onshore network to deliver a more coordinated approach and reduce the cumulative impacts of transmission.    Read more here

Deadline: 23:45 GMT, 23 November 2021

 

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