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Winds of Change

The UK has set its sights on low carbon leadership: The UK is already leading the offshore wind revolution, with more capacity installed than any other country. Recently, the Department for BEIS announced their intentions to at least double UK offshore wind capacity over next decade with an additional 2-4GW every year, via CfD auctions every 2 year supported by budget of £557m.

We’ve just built the world’s largest offshore wind farm right here: It’s true. Overtaking London Array as the world’s largest offshore wind farm, we just opened Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. And we’re not stopping there, in 2020 we’ll open Hornsea Project One – nearly double the size!

We’ve helped make offshore wind a strong and thriving industry, generating enough power for millions of homes: In the UK alone, our 11 offshore wind farms here already produce enough electricity to power 3.2 million homes. We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6%, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households. Sources: Ørsted, BEIS DUKES (2018), BEIS ECUK (2018), ONS (2017).

Our investment into Grimsby, Barrow, Hull and Liverpool has already created hundreds of jobs and by 2030 there could be 27,000 UK roles in the offshore wind industry: The Offshore Wind Industry Council is working with Government on a Sector Deal with an aim to generate at least 30GW from offshore wind by 2030. An independent analysis from Vivid Economics (Vivid Economics, Economic impacts of the UK offshore wind sector: Scenarios for the Sector Deal, Technical Appendix, March 2018) used in the industry’s 2030 vision showed that this could lead to 27,000 jobs.

Businesses all over the UK are already benefiting from the growth of offshore wind, with a growing UK supply chain now exporting across the world: UK offshore wind companies are exporting products and services to 22 countries across 5 continents (Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia). And, the above Vivid analysis also showed that by 2030, exports could increase five-fold!

No return to the status quo

We are the world leader in offshore wind: Sorry, we don’t mean to brag. But we are pretty big.  Our global installed capacity is 5.1GW – 28% of global constructed capacity.

Power play

The UK leads the world in offshore wind: The UK has the largest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world. In early August 2018 there were 1,837 turbines installed in UK waters with a total generating capacity of 7.2GW, enough to power over 6 million homes. Source: Renewable UK. 

Our 11 offshore wind farms already produce enough green electricity to power 3.2 million homes. We aim to generate enough clean renewable electricity from our offshore windfarms to power a fifth of UK homes by 2022: We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW today and 6.3GW in 2022, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6%, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households. Sources: Ørsted, BEIS DUKES (2018), BEIS ECUK (2018), ONS (2017).

Blown away by the polls

82 percent per cent of people in the UK believe it’s important to create a world fully powered by renewable energy: Last year we conducted a survey of 26,000 people, at the time the largest every survey of green attitudes, which we called the Green Energy Barometer. We not only found that globally 82% of people believe the world should run entirely on green energy, it turns out that 70% of people want to increase use of offshore wind in the UK. You can explore all the data here and a UK summary here.

Our newest offshore wind farm is the largest in the world and generates enough renewable electricity to power almost 600,000 homes. That’s almost three times as many homes as there are in the city of Liverpool. Walney Extension has a capacity of 659MW and is the largest in the world. Our calculations include a load factor of 38.6, which is from BEIS and based on real data (5-year average across the industry). We also use the BEIS 2018 figure for household average consumption, which is 3.828MWh. We used this data from the Office of National Statistics for the number of homes in the city of Liverpool.

The balance of power

Ørsted aims to generate enough green electricity from our wind farms to power a fifth of UK homes by 2022: We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW today and 6.3GW in 2022, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households.

The real fight is against climate change

We have just built the world’s largest offshore wind farm right here, and by 2022 we aim to generate enough electricity to power a fifth of UK homes: We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW today and 6.3GW in 2022, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6%, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households. Sources: Ørsted, BEIS DUKES (2018), BEIS ECUK (2018), ONS (2017)

No time for a power nap

The UK leads the world in offshore wind: The UK has the largest installed capacity of offshore wind in the world. In early August 2018 there were 1,837 turbines installed in UK waters with a total generating capacity of 7.2GW, enough to power over 6 million homes. Source: Renewable UK. 

Our 11 offshore wind farms already produce enough green electricity to power 3.2 million homes. We aim to generate enough clean renewable electricity from our offshore windfarms to power a fifth of UK homes by 2022: We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW today and 6.3GW in 2022, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6%, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households. Sources: Ørsted, BEIS DUKES (2018), BEIS ECUK (2018), ONS (2017).

We’ve just built the world’s largest offshore wind farm right here: It’s true. Overtaking London Array as the world’s largest offshore wind farm, we just opened Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. And we’re not stopping there, in 2020 we’ll open Hornsea Project One – nearly double the size!

Ørsted aims to generate enough green electricity from our wind farms to power a fifth of UK homes by 2022: We have based this on our UK installed capacity of 3.7GW today and 6.3GW in 2022, a BEIS five-year average load factor of 38.6, a household consumption figure of 3,828kWh per year and 27.2 million UK households.

According to BP, based on figures from World Energy Council (UN-accredited global energy body), 85% of world energy use is from fossil fuels (2017). Sources: BP and the data/spreadsheet from World Energy regarding Energy Consumption (2017).