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Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 124947, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total capacity is of offshore wind projects in UK waters that are (a) in operation and (b) in construction as of 18 February 2022.

Answered on

28 February 2022

The UK is a world leader in offshore wind. There is around 11GW of offshore wind currently operational in the UK. A further 8.5GW is currently under construction and is expected to be operational by the mid-2020s. These projects will help the country reach the target of 40GW by 2030.