National Grid hits out at Ofgem over Hinkley proposals

National Grid has criticised Ofgem’s proposals over an £800 million project to connect the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the grid. The Hinkley Seabank (HSB) transmission project is intended to allow for the safe connection of the planned nuclear plant to the electricity network. Ofgem said National Grid can build the infrastructure but […]

Ofgem announces shortlist to run wind power links

Ofgem has announced shortlists of bidders competing to own and operate new transmission links to UK wind farms. The bids have been narrowed down to six companies for three offshore transmission lines, which run from the mainland to the Dudgeon, Rampion and Race Bank wind farms off the coasts of Norfolk and Sussex. The companies hoping to […]

Operator of 219MW wind farm link revealed

The company that will own and operate the offshore transmission link to a 219MW wind farm has been revealed. Balfour Beatty Equitix Consortium, which includes Balfour Beatty Investments and Equitix Limited, was selected by Ofgem through a competitive process. The Humber Gateway offshore wind farm, located around eight kilometres off the coast of East Yorkshire, […]

Shortlist for offshore wind farms link revealed

Four sets of investors are through to a shortlist of bidders to build power links from land to two offshore wind farms. The Westermost Rough and Humber Gateway projects are in the North Sea off the coast of Yorkshire. There was “strong competition” to own and operate the £400 million worth of high voltage transmission […]

Transmission link to London Array sold for £459m

The three owners of the 630MW London Array (pictured) have agreed to sell a transmission link to the offshore wind farm for £459 million. Four bidders competed to own and operate the link through Ofgem’s tender process and Blue Transmission London Array was granted the licence for the biggest offshore project in the world, which […]