offshore wind cost News

  • Driving down the cost of offshore wind

    More winds farms have been brought in to a competitive system to drive down the costs of offshore wind. The offshore transmission regime means that Ofgem can find the most cost-effective investment in the connecting cables and infrastructure for offshore wind power, saving consumers between £200 and £400 million since 2011, according to estimates by independent experts. Energy ...

  • E.ON backs offshore wind cost cutting plan

    Energy giant E.ON today announced it will be investing into a pioneering industry initiative to slash the costs of offshore wind power. E.ON is the latest investor to back the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) which was also recently bolstered with the addition of Mainstream Renewable Power and Statkraft. They team up with five founding members that include offshore wind ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Offshore wind & transmission forum

    Last week the EU council agreed to allocate EUR 576 million to offshore wind projects within the EU, as part of the stimulus package. Nearly half of the allocation is earmarked for offshore wind transmission infrastructure projects which will provide a huge boost to the offshore wind industry and help open up the private sector investment opportunities.Green Power Conferences’ Offshore Wind and ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Video: Innovations in offshore wind turbine foundations drive down cost

    Innovative Bucket Foundations on their way for first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm The innovative suction-installed foundations that represent the first stage of construction at the world's largest offshore wind farm are now on their way to the site at Dogger Bank, 125 kilometres off the UK's east coast. The structures, known as Bucket ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Scottish Government announces £2.2 million to cut costs for offshore wind

    A project to cut the cost of offshore wind by at least 10% is being awarded £2.2 million by the Scottish Government, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, a joint industry and government scheme, brings together nine offshore wind developers with ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Offshore wind industry to slash costs by over 30% in next seven years

    Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force Report sets out key actions for industry and Government to cut the cost of generating electricity in the sector by over 30% to £100 per megawatt hour by 2020. Task Force report builds on the findings of new study by The Crown Estate which also concludes that reaching £100 per MWh is achievable within the next seven years. Energy ...

  • DONG Energy and Carbon Trust team up to cut the costs of offshore wind

    DONG Energy and the UK Carbon Trust, through its Offshore Wind Accelerator programme (OWA), have reached an agreement to collaborate. OWA has awarded DONG Energy GBP 6 million (DKK 54 million) to co-fund full scale demonstration of a new offshore wind turbine foundation called the Suction Bucket Jacket. DONG Energy targets to drive down cost of electricity by 40 per cent for projects sanctioned ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Members appointed to Offshore Wind Cost-cutting Task Force

    Charles Hendry today announced the membership of the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force. The group will be chaired by Andrew Jamieson, current Chair of industry-body Renewable UK. The Task Force was announced as part of the Governments Renewable Energy Roadmap in July 2011, and will set out a path and action plan to reduce the costs of offshore wind to £100 MWh by 2020. ...

  • Response to the publication of the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force report

    Phil de Villiers, Head of Offshore Wind at the Carbon Trust said: "Offshore wind is an important and abundant low carbon energy source for the UK that also offers significant opportunity for growth, jobs and exports.  Developing it at scale is essential to help us meet the energy security and carbon ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • £6.5m trial of new low cost offshore wind foundation to commence this summer

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) is joining forces with Statoil, Statkraft, EON, DONG Energy and Universal Foundation, in close co-operation with Aalborg University, to undertake installation trials of the Universal Foundation ‘suction bucket’ offshore wind foundation. Such innovative foundation ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Offshore wind industry given helping hand to lower costs

    Four businesses have been awarded over £4million to spur on innovation in lowering the costs of generating offshore wind energy, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker announced today. The grants have been awarded to 2-B Energy, High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, SgurrControl Ltd and Ocean Resource Ltd as part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s innovation ...

  • Chair appointed for offshore wind cost-cutting task force

    Andrew Jamieson, the Chair of RenewableUK, has been appointed as chair of the new industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force. In the recently published Renewable Energy Roadmap, DECC committed to establish an industry task force to set out a path and action plan for ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan Project FORCE to accelerate cost reductions for offshore wind

    GL Garrad Hassan has launched an ambitious project to bring fresh thinking to the design of offshore wind turbines. Project FORCE (turbine optimisation FOr Reduced Cost of Energy) will build on GL Garrad Hassan’s expertise in turbine design, control system engineering and structural modelling. The project will systematically consider new technologies that can be applied to offshore wind ...


  • RWE Innogy participates in cost-cutting initiative for offshore wind farms

    RWE Innogy is participating in the British 'Offshore Wind Accelerator' (OWA) initiative launched today by the British Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust is an independent company founded by the British government in 2001 and aims to avoid CO2 emissions, conserve energy and develop ecologically desirable technology. To this end, Carbon Trust cooperates with companies and government agencies. Under the ...


    By RWE AG

  • £10million to spur on innovation in offshore wind

    Innovators with novel ideas to reduce the cost of offshore wind energy are today being invited to get their ideas off the drawing board and into turbines out at sea with the launch of two competitions. As highlighted in the Offshore Wind Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) published by the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group (LCICG) in February this year, offshore wind has ...

  • Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide' which gives Product Innovation, Public Policy and development in Offshore wind farm Manufacturing worldwide. Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing WorldwideThe global move to offshore wind farm ...


  • Offshore wind accelerator - News update

    Fjellstrand WindServer vessels will help to substantially reduce offshore wind operation and maintenance costs. Fjellstrand, one of the 13 access companies we have been supporting over the last 12 months from our Access Competition has achieved a major and exciting milestone - they have received an order for six vessels.  All six vessels will enter services in 2013 for major ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Wind Energy Update: Offshore Wind 2011: the Facts

    Wind Energy Update reports offshore wind, with its incomparably high energy production per hour witnessed important developments during 2011: RWE - The fifth largest utility company in Europe, with 3 offshore wind projects in the UK (North Hoyle, Rhyl Flats and Greater Gabbard) and a pipeline of 6.5GW of offshore wind capacity, announced 40% increase in its annual renewables investments to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

    A building boom is underway offshore in Europe. Up to 400 giant wind turbines are due to be built off the northeast coast of the UK in what will be the world’s largest offshore wind development. Output from the Dogger Bank project will be 1.2 Gigawatts – enough to power ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Untapped wealth offshore - wind not oil

    As the high costs of heavy U.S. reliance on fossil fuels become clear, Oceana urges policymakers to invest more in the development of cheaper renewable energy choices. An Oceana analysis released today shows that offshore wind potential is so high off the U.S. Atlantic coast that investments in offshore wind power in Atlantic waters could generate about 30 percent more electricity than ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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