The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) transmission group sought guidance from the National HVDC Centre on options for de-risking integrated offshore transmission approaches in GB. The HVDC Centre in consultation with industry led publication of a report, which identifies that:

  • Integrated offshore transmission is technically feasible for projects at design stage;
  • Solutions can be built in stages to meet offshore wind growth and benefit the onshore grid; and
  • Bipole HVDC with return cable option appear to offer greater flexibility and less export cables.

Click here for the full report published on 25 June 2020.