Published: Sun, March 10, 2019
Research | By Raquel Erickson

One-third of United Kingdom electricity to be wind-generated by 2030

One-third of United Kingdom electricity to be wind-generated by 2030

By 2030 the number of mega offshore wind farms in British waters is expected to double under a multi-billion pound Government-industry partnership to be announced today.

Thirty per cent of electricity will come from offshore wind by 2030, with the launch of the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal.

Benj Sykes, UK country manager for Danish offshore wind power company Ørsted, said: "This relentlessly innovative sector is revitalising parts of the country which have never seen opportunities like this for years, especially coastal communities from Wick in northern Scotland to the Isle of Wight, and from Barrow-in-Furness to the Humber".

Offshore wind now provides around 7 per cent of British power, but that could increase to more than 30 per cent by the end of the next decade, providing 27,000 jobs in the sector.

Reduce the cost of projects in the 2020s and overall system costs, so projects commissioning in 2030 will cost consumers less as we move towards a subsidy free world.


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"We have a fantastic supply chain already in place in the United Kingdom, from businesses in and around East Anglia to across England, across Scotland as well as Northern Ireland".

GWEC and the World Bank believe that offshore wind - which has grown rapidly in the past decade, having grown almost five-fold between 2011 and the end of 2018 - is an important opportunity for countries with strong offshore wind resources such as Brazil, Indonesia, India, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

However, Greenpeace said the offshore wind deal did not go far enough and warned that renewables needed to be scaled up even more.

The Chief Executive of RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, said: "The Sector Deal is about creating opportunities for the people who will be part of our 27,000-strong offshore wind workforce". This leaves Britain with a big energy gap in the future. Global Wind Turbine Gearbox Repair & Refurbishment Industry also provides granular analysis of the Wind Turbine Gearbox Repair & Refurbishment market dynamics, share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and facilitate better decision-making. Our work to boost transferable skills in the offshore oil and gas sector, through the Connected Competence programme, is highly relevant to offshore wind. "We also want to ensure far more diversity in the industry, by reaching a target of at least 33% women employees by 2030, and by recruiting people from a wider variety of ethnic backgrounds".

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