National Grid ESO has chosen DNV GL to take the lead on an offshore transmission project in the UK. National Grid ESO is the world’s largest investor-owned energy companies focused on delivering electricity and gas to customers. It is reported that the offshore transmission project seeks to shape up the UK’s national strategy in renewable energy.
National Grid ESO head of strategy and regulation Craig Dyke, told the media, “This is an important project to be working on with DNV GL, examining different technological and engineering solutions for offshore grid development and relative different costs and benefits. We are committed to helping facilitate offshore wind’s contribution to the UK’s net zero target, as well as ensuring value for money for consumers and reducing the environmental and social impacts of onshore connections to local communities.”
The project comprises offshore and onshore grid design development and carrying out societal cost-benefit analysis of offshore grid. The project will in fact review suggest ways to improve connection between offshore wind farms and onshore transmission networks, media reports said.
DNV GL North Europe, Middle East and Africa executive vice president Prajeev Rasiah, told the media, “We are honoured to lead this project particularly as the UK Government has committed to installing 40GW 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 decarbonisation plans.”