Years Active: 2009-2014

Summary

The 'Offshore Network Design' project developed a new cost benefit modelling method for designing of offshore networks connecting offshore wind farms and onshore power grids.

Modelling extended to include analysis of risks associated with offshore transmission regimes, given that repair times may be very prolonged. Investigations quantified the risks placed on offshore network operators and identified the benefits in sharing risks associated with offshore network constraints costs. Research on technical and economic performance of offshore networks was used to assess the corresponding regulatory regimes with particular interest in assessing the alternatives to integrate offshore transmission and interconnection regulation and planning regimes.

Key Outputs