Great Britain’s National Grid ESO has selected DNV GL as the lead partner in the Offshore Coordination Project, which will advise and shape the future national strategy for offshore grid development.
The aim of the project is to review and recommend ways to improve how offshore wind farms are connected to the onshore transmission network.
It will analyze a coordinated approach for offshore grid development and shape the future national strategy of Great Britain’s offshore grid through feeding into the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) offshore transmission network review.
DNV GL will assess the viability of a coordinated approach, including assessing technology availability, analyzing technical and regulatory barriers and solutions, as well as studying implications on power system security and stability.
Additionally, the company is in charge of developing offshore and onshore grid designs and conducting societal cost-benefit analysis of the offshore grid.
“We are honoured to lead this project particularly as the UK Government has committed to installing 40 GW of offshore capacity by 2030. This means that offshore transmission and distribution grids need to be capable of supporting the increasing supply of clean electricity from offshore wind projects and help the UK meet its decarbonization plans,” said Prajeev Rasiah, Executive Vice President North Europe, Middle East & Africa at DNV GL – Energy.
“The Offshore Coordination Project is a vital venture which will create many lessons learnt and may help to develop an industry standard approach to benefit not just the UK but also other countries.”