Minister questioned on floating offshore wind
17 November 2022
The Welsh Affairs Committee examines the role of the Crown Estate in delivering FLOW in the Celtic Sea, the UK supply chain and preparing the grid for the increased demand
- Watch Parliament TV: Floating Offshore Wind in Wales
- Inquiry: Floating Offshore Wind in Wales
- Welsh Affairs Committee
Wednesday 23 November 2022, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster
- Graham Stuart MP, Minister of State (Minister for Climate), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Dr Nicola Higgins, Offshore Wind Programme Director, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
The Celtic Sea has been identified as a major development opportunity for FLOW within the British Energy Security Strategy. The Strategy set out a target to generate 50GW of offshore wind and 5GW of FLOW by 2030, backed by up to £160 million of investment in ports and supply chains and £31 million in research and development funding.
In its report last month, the Committee warned that grid capacity constraints are holding up progress on renewable energy generation in Wales.
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