Engerati | Wind pipeline misses target

Our figures showing the total offshore wind capacity would reach only 29.7GW by 2030 was featured in Engerati

Assuming all prospective sites with seabed leasing are built, the current pipeline will fall well short of the 40GW by 2030 target recently reiterated by government. In fact, this would start falling by the end of the decade as the earliest offshore wind sites under the Renewables Obligation start to reach the end of their economic life. Increasing the pipeline of prospective offshore wind sites is, therefore, a priority if we are to reach the 40GW ambition. Critical to the pipeline will be upcoming seabed leasing rounds in 2021.

Lucy Dolton, Analyst