Report: Repowering and Extensions Neccessary to Support Net Zero Target

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The UK needs repowering and extensions of existing onshore wind sites to be able to reach net zero

Official Press Release Cornwall Insight:

Extensions and repowering onshore wind key to supporting net zero target

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Extensions and repowering onshore wind key to supporting net zero target

Repowering and extensions of existing onshore wind sites in GB have yet to receive the same attention from policymakers as new build. However, without repowering activity, the current ~13GW onshore wind fleet could start to reduce in size from 2027 when many Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) accreditations end.

Cornwall Insight’s ‘Renewables Pipeline Tracker Report’ highlights applications for repowering and extensions of current assets have increased as existing projects start to age. The below graph shows onshore wind farms that have applied for planning permission for extensions and repowering to existing sites. This equates to 20 projects totalling 665MW, predominantly located across Scotland. Of the 20 sites, 16 are classified as extensions with four... ... More: Official Press Release Cornwall Insight

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