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Clifford Chance


Multi-Purpose Interconnectors: Enabling the transmission of clean energy in the UK

4 July 2022

As the UK strives towards its ambitious target of 50GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, large-scale investment will be required in the offshore wind industry.

It is increasingly clear that point-to-point connections between offshore wind farms and the grid will not be efficient for an expansion of this magnitude. Coupled with a realisation that the plentiful supply of renewable energy within the North Sea will be a crucial part of many European countries' clean energy strategies, there is now an increased focus, both within the UK and elsewhere, on offshore co-ordination of energy transmission and rationalisation of the connection framework.

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