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Current status and perspectives on offshore wind farms development in the United Kingdom

Authors
  • Dawid, Leszek1
  • 1 Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Geodetic Sciences, 75-453 , (Poland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Water and Land Development
Publisher
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
43
Issue
1
Pages
49–55
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/jwld-2019-0062
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

The purpose of the article is to present perspectives for the development of offshore wind farms in the leading, in this respect, country in the EU and in the world – Great Britain. Wind power plays a remarkable role in the process of ensuring energy security for Europe since in 2016 the produced wind energy met 10.4% of the European electricity demand while in 2017 it was already around 11.6%. The article analyses the capacity of wind farms, support systems offered by this country and the criteria related to the location of offshore wind farms. The research has been based on the analysis of legal acts, regulations, literature on the subject, information from websites. The article shows that in recent years, the production of energy at sea has been developing very rapidly, and the leading, in this matter, British offshore energy sector is characterised by strong governmental support.

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