The offshore wind sector has unveiled plans to double its generation output by 2030. The pledge to expand offshore wind generation is the centrepiece of a sector deal, one of a number currently being negotiated between industry and government. Under the sector deals, which fall under the umbrella of the government’s broader industrial strategy, Whitehall has pledged to provide support for key growth sectors of the economy. The offshore wind industry aims to increase generation capacity from the 13GW deployed or contracted today, to 30GW by 2030. This would enable offshore wind to meet one third of the UK’s electricity needs.
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The offshore wind industry in the UK has set out its vision to more than double its capacity to 30GW by 2030. It has committed to work with the government on a transformative Sector Deal, which could potentially deliver £48 billion investment in infrastructure and a five-fold increase in export value to £2.6 billion. The sector also hopes to support 26,000 skilled jobs across the UK – up from 11,000 today – mainly in coastal areas as well as £2.4 billion a year reduction in total electricity system costs, reducing costs to consumers.
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