The UK Government will conduct a review of current energy infrastructure at sea as it sets its sights on expanding offshore renewables. Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced the move, which aims to the help the UK increase offshore wind power from 10GW to 40GW by 2030. It’s claimed the improvement could help power an extra 14 million homes with green energy. The review will focus on improving the cabling and transmission infrastructure to reduce the costs and impacts of connecting new wind farms to the onshore electricity grid. It will also consider how hybrid projects could combine offshore wind connections with interconnectors to neighbouring markets – helping export more green energy abroad.
Energy Voice 6th Aug 2020 read more »