A country-by-country comparison and practical guide
This report provides real data, fresh statistics and 100% independent analysis
on helping you navigate offshore wind energy standards, permitting and
markets. The report focuses on standards in Europe's major offshore wind
markets, including UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany and France.
- Market forecasts, key drivers, offshore wind regulations, targets AND
practical guidance on applying for permits for:
- An expert analysis of existing standards and regulations, including
corporate perspectives on the future of standards in offshore wind energy
- Read exclusive corporate insight from:
- The Crown Estate
- German Wind Energy Association
By 2020, this report predicts that 110 GW of renewable energy in Europe will
come from offshore wind. Reaching this capacity will, however, depend on a
number of key factors including delivery of a European Supergrid, skills
capacity, the strength of the supply chain and the availability of investment
funds. But that is not all. Government policies will also pay an important
role in securing investor interest and getting parks on line quickly.
The report provides a detailed breakdown of the consenting procedure for
offshore wind parks in Europe's leading markets and charts the emerging
regulation for this growing sector. It also addresses the challenges relating
to harbour and connection infrastructure, the factors getting in the way of
consents and the government incentives for offshore wind development.
The report provides you with real data & detailed analysis on how to:
- Navigate through the legislative jargon and emerging standards
- Compare ease of entry to European markets, country-by-country
- Find out which European markets present the greatest opportunity for your
- Understand which companies are the key offshore wind providers in each
country, and what their strategic plans are
- Obtain permits in each country, how the processes are changing, and what
challenges your company will face
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Financial incentives for offshore wind are another crucial factor in getting offshore wind projects off the ground. Once again, a variety of incentive structures operate across Europe, including feed-in tariffs and quota systems, all to varying success.
FIGURE 4: COUNTRIES WITH THE MOST EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
FOR OFFSHORE WIND DEVELOPMENT
A review of the most prominent standards that apply to offshore wind, including official standards, industry standards, and industry guidelines.
It is the features of an IEC standard that our survey respondents pick out as the most important elements of an offshore wind standard: namely international recognition (60%), harmonisation (55%) and wide industry participation (40%).
FIGURE 11: THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF AN OFFSHORE WIND STANDARD
Globally, the top five countries for all wind generated power are China, US, Spain, Germany and India, these five accounting for 75% of new capacity, but the majority of this is onshore.
FIGURE 12: RANKING OF COUNTRIES BY INSTALLED OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES
Table of Contents
Breakdown of need-to-know on national and state/provincial regulatory environment overview
This section provides you with a quick guide reference on the need-to-know
issues such as feed in tariffs, ROCs, prices, time to register/apply, grid
connection/infrastructure responsibilities and state of regulations. An
easy-reference country comparison chart is included.
This section contains an overview of general permitting process, current state
of play, leading countries, and other critical information. On a
country-by-country basis, the following areas are covered:
- National wind energy targets
- Permitting process guide
- Regulations and standards
- Industry challenges
- Other need-to-know issues that impact your bottom line
- Overview of existing and planned harbour and connection infrastructure
- Local threats to business
- Local incentives for companies
Standards & certification: state of development, and strategies for using them to prevent slippage
This section explores issues such as how standards help, what standards are
available, what operators think of these standards and what they would like to
see, and where current challenges lie. It includes an in-depth:
- Review of the leading emerging standards
- Current status and recent changes in the dynamic national standards
- How wind standards emerged from oil & gas, and the lessons we can learn
- Financial risks involved
Market forecast for offshore wind and status update on existing projects
Information and analysis is provided on a country-by-country basis.
Quantitative and qualitative market information is provided on:
- Market forecast and key figures
- Trends analysis & market drivers
- Under-addressed markets, growth areas, opportunities and threats
- Market strategy and share by key players
- How the supply chain is developing. What are the future roles and
Key conclusions and expert analysis on the future of global offshore standards