Offshore Wind – National Grid ESO

15th January 2021

As a long-time advocate of the move towards renewable energy, I am a major supporter of Offshore Wind Energy – and have previously worked with local communities to ensure that the associated onshore infrastructure is located in the right place.

The UK’s Net Zero commitments to Offshore Wind will make the Southern North Sea the global hub of wind energy production.

That’s why I am delighted to have played a leading role in the campaign calling for a proper strategic plan for connecting offshore wind power – alongside a number of Norfolk and Suffolk MPs – and why I am pleased to say we had a great meeting with National Grid ESO to get an update on the final report for Phase 1 of the work commissioned by BEIS to look into this.

Rest assured, I remain firmly committed to pursuing this in the weeks and months ahead – and look forward to providing another update soon.