The U.K.'s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets plans to open a tender for electric transmission lines that will connect three under-construction offshore wind facilities to the grid.
The sixth tender under the offshore transmission owner regime is scheduled for the end of October. A total of £2 billion of transmission assets are being tendered. The energy regulator said the first three tender rounds saved customers roughly £700 million.
The three wind facilities are Ørsted A/S' 1,200-MW Hornsea 1 off the coast of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire; the 588-MW Beatrice off the coast of Scotland, owned by SSE PLC and others; and the 714-MW East Anglia One near the coast of East Anglia, owned by Iberdrola SA unit ScottishPower Renewables.