An integrated approach to offshore project from 2025 could save £6 billion for consumers, according to a new report by National Grid ESO. This is equivalent to 18% in capital and operating expenditure between now and 2050, and is accompanied by numerous significant environmental and social benefits the report noted. In particular, the number of new electricity infrastructure assets, including cables and onshore landing points, would be reduced by around 50%. However, while there are numerous benefits to coordination, delivering the integration to the extent needed over the next decade would be “extremely challenging” it noted. As such, it could potentially risk meeting the Great Britain’s 40GW offshore wind by 2030 target.
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Work to install 19km of underground cabling to connect the Seagreen wind farm to the national grid is under way in Angus. The cables will run from Carnoustie to a new dedicated substation currently under construction in Tealing.
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