News 20 March 2015
The Crown Estate, Marine Scotland and Welsh Government have announced they will be funding Aquatera Ltd and their delivery partners MarineSpace and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) to run a secretariat function for the new Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Ocean Energy.
News 26 February 2015
Today’s news that two offshore wind projects have been successful in the first auction for renewable power held under the Department for Energy and Climate Change’s ‘Contract for Difference’ (CfD) regime, coupled with the findings of a new industry report, show that costs in offshore wind are coming down faster than originally expected.
Sponsoring Renewable UK 2015 Wave and Tidal Conference
Local focus 20 February 2015
We are again sponsoring Renewable UK’s Wave and Tidal Conference, held this year in Edinburgh, 25-26 February.
Ronnie Quinn, Head of Ocean Energy said: “This is an important engagement event for us, as we continue working with industry and stakeholders to successfully exploit the UK’s significant tidal and wave energy resources.”
We are chairing a session and also sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on turbulence guidance, updating industry on technology reliability and wear and tear.
News 17 February 2015
The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has been granted today – making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK and the largest offshore wind project to receive consent globally.
News 16 February 2015
In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), we have brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of our strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service.
News 29 January 2015
The Crown Estate and RenewableUK have announced that RWE Innogy has won this year's Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award in recognition of the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm Offshore Emergency Response Team.
Engaging at Coastal Futures
Local focus 21 January 2015
We are out in force at Coastal Futures 2015 conference, manning a stand and showcasing some of the recent publications.
Coastal Futures is an independently run conference bringing together policy makers, regulators and stakeholders interested in marine and coastal environments. We are often called upon to play an active part in developing the programme and over the years have provided many speakers and chairs.
Monthly Energy & Infrastructure Maps and GIS datasets available
Local focus 08 January 2015
As part of our aim to keep stakeholders and industry up to date with the development of offshore renewable energy and infrastructure projects around the UK, the GIS team have made available their monthly update of maps and GIS datasets showing the locations of existing assets and agreements.
News 10 December 2014
The Crown Estate has welcomed the news today that the consortium SMart Wind has been granted development consent for Hornsea Project One by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The project is scheduled to commence operation by 2020 when it will become the world’s first gigawatt scale far from shore wind farm.
Windpower Monthly Consenting Conference
Local focus 03 December 2014
Toby Gethin, Consents Manager, chaired the ‘Consenting Through The Planning Inspectorate Regime’ session at Windpower Monthly’s December consenting conference in London.
Annie Breaden, Policy & Consents Manager, also addressed the ‘UK Fishermen’s Information Mapping Project (UKFIM) Joint Case study’ session.