Policy & Regulation
Government abandons opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms
The UK government has abandoned its opposition to subsidising new onshore windfarms. This is over four years after ministers scrapped support for new projects effectively putting an end to new project developments.
“The further you go from shore, the more HVDC stacks up”
Grant McKay, ABB's marketing and sales manager for HVDC in northern Europe, discusses ABB's recent UK first: a contract to use HVDC convertor technology to link two forthcoming 1.2 GW North Sea offshore wind farms to the mainland transmission network.
Technology & Operations
Preferred bidder for Galloper offshore transmission link chosen by Ofgem
Ofgem has appointed Diamond Transmission Partners as the preferred bidder to own and operate the transmission connection for the Galloper offshore windfarm over the next 20 years.