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Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 22331, tabled on 21 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an estimate of the cost of curtailment to consumers in the event that the 2030 50GW target for offshore wind is met.

Answered on

27 June 2022

Delivering on the Government's ambition for 50GW of offshore wind by 2030 is key to achieving net zero. Network capacity must be increased in line with this additional cheap, green generation to avoid increased costs of curtailment. This will require more infrastructure, both onshore and offshore, than today.

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