Presentation on theme: "Will the Onshore Wind Sector continue to grow? Chris Marden Onshore Windfarm Development Manager, Scotland."— Presentation transcript:
Will the Onshore Wind Sector continue to grow? Chris Marden Onshore Windfarm Development Manager, Scotland
Background Who we are Our experience Our aspirations Todays presentation
The Onshore Wind Pre-requisites Market Technology Skills Land Wind Planning consent Grid Capital Financial viability
Controls and Influences PublicIndustryGovernment MarketInfluence Control TechnologyInfluence SkillsInfluenceControlInfluence LandPart controlPart influence Wind Planning consentInfluence Control GridInfluence Control CapitalPart control Financial viabilityPart control
Trends & Prospects? Short termMedium termLong term Market321 Technology345 Skills333 Land321 Wind3?? Planning consent321 Grid321 Capital3?? Financial viability3??
So how do we secure continued rate of growth? Tackle the potential adverse trends that can be controlled, and which industry responds to: MARKET GRID PLANNING CONSTRAINTS ….with continued confidence then industry will create continued demand for skills …with more relaxed planning constraints, land will become available
Market Maintain a healthy long term incentive for onshore wind energy – maintain the gap between supply and demand
Grid Progress the key enabling grid upgrades Establish a grid charging mechanism that recognises the remote locations of many wind projects
Planning consents and constraints Add more weight to the environmental benefits of wind farms Address the uncertainty of impacts Resolve radar constraints Seek ways to develop on environmentally constrained sites Accept that wind farms are generally highly visible Promote a culture of public acceptance
So…Will the Onshore Wind Sector continue to grow?