Offshore Wind Programme Board

The Offshore Wind Programme Board (OWPB) was 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 and Scottish government, The Crown Estate and Statutory Nature Conservation Bodies. See the full membership list. 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. The Government Co-Chair is Matt Taylor.

We are responsible for delivering the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework on behalf of the OWPB. To download the reports, and for more information, visit our Cost reduction Monitoring Framework project page.

OWPB minutes

OWPB meeting minutes June 2015

OWPB meeting minutes February 2015

OWPB meeting minutes October 2014

OWPB Terms of Reference

Finance group Terms of Reference

Grid group Terms of Reference

O&M group Terms of Reference

OWPB Terms of Reference

Skills group Terms of Reference

Supply chain group Terms of Reference

Technology Innovation group Terms of Reference

OWPB – Grid Group

Overview of the offshore transmission cable installation process in the UK

WTG Monopile Foundation Motion Analysis

Lightweight Offshore Substation Designs

Offshore Wind Cable Catalogue

Overview of geophysical and geotechnical marine surveys for offshore wind transmission cables in the UK

Transmission Costs for Offshore Wind

Economic analysis of large submarine cables

Offshore transmission benchmarking and cost monitoring 

Offshore wind cable catalogue

Power optimisation of offshore wind power cables study  

OWPB – Useful documents

Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force report

Offshore Wind Programme Board Annual Report March 2015

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