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.