The Crown Estate has commissioned a study into best practice in the transmission of power from offshore wind.
The research will draw on knowledge from developers, transmission owners and equipment manufacturers and build on recommendations made last year by the Government’s taskforce which looked at cutting the cost of offshore wind.
Martin Simpson, Head of New Energy and Technology at the Crown Estate said: “The UK has one of the best offshore wind resources in the world but how far we can exploit this potential will depend on a range of factors, one of the most important of which is continuing to drive down costs.
“Sharing learning and examples of best practice will allow industry to explore solutions that might make transmission more cost effective, bringing down overall project costs and making investment decisions more attractive.”
Technical consultancy firm DNV GL will run the study before giving its recommendations to the Crown Estate around spring next year. The findings will be peer reviewed by an expert panel at the Institution of Engineering and Technology.