2022-07-06
http://w3.windfair.us/wind-energy/news/39566-sowec-scotland-transmission-offshore-wind-farm-great-britain-tariff-zone-grid-connection-charge-ofgem

Report: transmission charges peril Scottish offshore wind development

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While charges are already highest in northern Scotland and lowest in SW England, the report finds that charges in some zones are expected to double, compounding the challenge for Scottish projects to lower the cost of energy, compete for Government subsidies and attract continued investment into the sector.

Official Press Release SOWEC:

Scottish offshore wind growth at risk from rising transmission charges

A new report has laid bare the impacts of the higher transmission charges faced by Scottish offshore wind generators compared to projects in the south of Great Britain.

The research, commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC), was carried out by independent consultancy ITPEnergised and uses the latest National Grid ESO forecasts for Transmission Network Use of System charges. While charges are already highest in northern Scotland and lowest in SW England, the report finds that charges in some zones are expected to double, compounding the challenge for Scottish projects to lower the cost of energy, compete for Government subsidies and attract continued... ... More: Official Press Release SOWEC

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SOWEC, Scotland, transmission, offshore, wind farm, Great Britain, tariff zone, grid, connection, charge, Ofgem







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