Cornwall Insight’s research was featured in Renewable Energy World. The calculations from the Renewable pipeline tracker revealed that 13 GW of the pipeline could potentially be eligible. This is split between 5.5 GW of ‘Pot 1’ technologies, 6 GW of offshore wind and a smaller proportion of ~1 GW for ‘Pot 2’ technologies, with a significant proportion being Remote Island Wind (RIW).
Discussing the findings James Brabben Wholesale Manager, said, the results are revealing not just from a commercial perspective but on the interactions of wider policy and network charging.”
Although the auction is set to be a competitive one, the location of potential applications may cause other issues such as high Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) costs for larger sites in Scotland, differences in load factors and site conditions and wider financing and strategic factors at play from project sponsors.James Brabben, Wholesale Manager