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Offshore Coordination Project

There is a need for all parties to work collaboratively and at pace to enable Great Britain to achieve its offshore wind targets and net zero ambition at least cost to consumers and with least impact on communities and the environment.

Our stakeholders have a vital role to play in shaping and progressing the work required for a more coordinated approach offshore, and we want to thank you for taking the time to contribute to the project thus far. We value your involvement and look forward to continuing to work together.

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Open Letter on the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR)

This open letter provides an update to offshore project developers on how the OTNR could impact on their current offshore connection contracts or any future offshore applications / modifications.

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Next event: Offshore Developer webinar

Date: 21 October, 09.00 – 10.00

Shortly, we will be hosting a webinar for offshore developers, providing an overview of the Holistic Network Design (HND) process within the Pathway to 2030 workstream of the OTNR, and opportunities for developer engagement as it’s being developed over the coming months. The webinar provides an opportunity for developers to hear more from the project team and to answer questions about what’s in the Open Letter.

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Autumn Offshore Coordination progress publication

We have released our Autumn Offshore Coordination progress publication, providing a consolidated view of the latest activities across the ESO offshore coordination project, explaining how these activities align with the wider OTNR and signposting upcoming project milestones and opportunities to engage.

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Next event: Autumn Offshore Coordination progress webinar

Date: 21 October 2021, 14:30 – 16:30

Following our Autumn Offshore Coordination progress publication we will be hosting a webinar where the Offshore Coordination project team will discuss our progress since the start of the year and provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

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The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid ESO announce partnership, to improve coordination of offshore wind transmission infrastructure

The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) have committed to working closely together to support the development of a more coordinated approach to the delivery of transmission infrastructure for offshore wind projects.

As key partners of the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR), all three organisations recognise that a coordinated approach to seabed leasing and planning, development and construction of transmission infrastructure related to offshore wind is required if the UK is to realise it’s clean energy potential offshore, while minimising impacts on the marine environment, and on coastal communities.

As pressures on our marine environment increase, all three organisations will build on their existing close working relationships, to collaborate in a range of new ways, identifying new priorities and further opportunities for alignment, principally through the OTNR. 

This collaboration underpins the organisations’ shared ambition to work proactively toward positive solutions for the benefit of the nation.

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In addition, our work is part of the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR) being led by BEIS. You can sign up to receive the OTNR Newsletter here for wider updates.