Offshore Wind Programme Board

The Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB) has been established following the recommendations in the Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force report.

The board brings together senior representatives from industry (including developers and supply chain), UK government, The Crown Estate and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies. It is based on successful models used in other sectors such as PILOT (the oil and gas taskforce).

The board's objective will be to implement the Task Force's recommendations to drive cost reduction, to treat the UK's offshore wind sector as one business by assessing risks and barriers and tackle these by helping to find and implement solutions in partnership with the wider industry.

In February 2016, Jonathan Cole, Offshore Managing Director for ScottishPower Renewables, was appointed industry co-chair of the Offshore Wind Programme Board by Andrea Leadsom MP Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Most recent board papers

OWPB meeting 16 June 2015

Minutes 16 June 2015 (PDF, 0.33 MB)

OWPB meeting 3 February 2015

Minutes 3 February 2015 (PDF, 0.32 MB)

OWPB meeting 8 October 2014

Minutes 8 October 2014 (PDF, 0.33 MB)