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09 Mar 2011 10:03:22

Ofgem allots first offshore wind licence

Transmission Capital Partners (TCP) has bagged the first licence from energy regulator Ofgem to operate a high voltage link with an offshore wind farm in Great Britain. TCP is a consortium comprising International Public Partnerships, Amber Infrastructure Group and Transmission Capital. The project entails the 20-year ownership and operation of the transmission cable connection to the 180MW Robin Rigg offshore farm, owned by E.ON.

A newly created company, to be known as TC Robin Rigg OFTO, will now hold the Offshore Transmission Owner (OFTO) licence. It will operate the £65 million link transporting renewable electricity from the 180 MW Robin Rigg wind farm to the onshore grid for a period of 20 years. As part of the licence grant, the transmission link has transferred from the wind farm owner (E.ON) to the OFTO.

The development marks the success of the regime’s first tender round for £1.1 billion of offshore transmission links to nine offshore wind farms. Ofgem expects to grant licences for the other eight links in the first round over the next year. The second transitional round already has eight bidders competing for the first three projects to link over 1.4 GW of offshore wind, with the winners to be announced this summer.

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