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Working to address barriers to building a grid that can support high quantities offshore wind


The grid needs updating to meet the demands of a new energy system dominated by renewable power. Offshore grid is becoming more complex, and will require developers and other grid stakeholders to deliver a coordinated offshore network as efficiently as possible.

The UK’s grid needs to build 5 times as infrastructure much by 2030 as it has in the last 30 years. Meanwhile, approximately 50 % of the transmission network requires upgrades or replacement by 2035. As a result, there is a large queue of upcoming grid projects (totalling 300 GW across all sources) that need to be delivered.

To this end, we have established a working group of industry representatives with National Grid, UK Government and Ofgem to provide technical input into UK grid policy framework.

Who we are

Who we are

Peter McCrory, Delivery Lead, Transmission

Damian Zachlod, Industry Sponsor

Darshakh Shah, Industry Chair

James Jackson, Industry Vice-Chair


Publications & Resources

Enabling Efficient Development of Transmission Networks for Offshore Wind Targets


Transmission Review Short Term Solutions


Latest News

OWIC Responds to Offshore Wind Champion's report on accelerating growth

5 April 2023

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