Increasing the level of coordination in offshore electricity infrastructure: BEIS and Ofgem open letter

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This letter sets out the actions the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem are taking to increase the level of coordination in offshore transmission infrastructure, and calls for views to support the Offshore transmission network review which launched in July 2020.

We would particularly welcome views from those who are already pursuing some level of coordination or have identified an opportunity to do so, at a local, national or international level. This could include considering anticipatory investment in one project to enable a future project, or combining offshore wind and interconnector assets.

Ofgem and BEIS will use this information to:

  • capitalise on early opportunities that will deliver benefits for consumers and the wider energy system
  • inform future policy development relating to an enduring regime for connections post 2030

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