Offshore wind projects selected in the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 will be delivered at a strike price as low as GBP 39.65/MWh, a near 30% reduction compared to the second CfD auction held in 2017.
For the first time renewables are expected to come online below market prices and without additional subsidy on bills, meaning a better deal for consumers, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said.
In total, six offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 5,466MW have been selected in the CfD Allocation Round 3, with the strike prices ranging from GBP 39.65/MWh to GBP 41.61/MWh. The strike prices are in 2012 prices.
The six selected projects are the 1,200MW Doggerbank Creyke Beck A P1, the 1,200MW Doggerbank Creyke Beck B P1, the 1,200MW Doggerbank Teeside A P1, the 12MW Forthwind, the 454MW Seagreen Phase 1, and the 1,400MW Sophia Phase 1.
The projects will be commissioned between 2023 and 2025 and will power ober 6.8 million UK homes, according to the BEIS.
Due to be commissioned in 2023/24, the 12MW Forthwind will be developed by Forthwind Limited offshore Scotland at a strike price of GBP 39.65/MWh.
The 454MW Seagreen Phase 1 is being developed offshore Scotland by SSE plc. With a strike price of GBP 41.61/MWh, the wind farm’s first phase is due online in 2024/25.
It is a fantastic morning in Esbjerg, the temperature is about 17°C and there isn’t a cloud in the sky.
I decided to visit one of the artisanal local bakeries - Guldægget, where by the way I got so inspired and wrote 4 articles. I went for a sandwich with homemade rye bread, rugbrødsbolle med chokolade /ʁubʁœðsbɒlə mɛð sjokolæ:ðə/, and kanelsnegl /kane:lsnɑjl/. I enjoyed the last two things by the North Sea.
I was positively surprised with a rugbrødsbolle med chokolade since I have never tried anything of that kind. It was a ball of rye bread with chocolate and chopped nuts. Chocolate was delicious and bitter which accompanied rye bread perfectly.
Kanelsnegl on the other hand, had a very sweet filling, and on to of that, was covered with icing. I see how one can enjoy it with an espresso, but by itself it was a bit too much, and I have a sweet tooth. Although, the dough was delicious, buttery, and flaky. And the taste of cinnamon was there.
I miss rugbrødsbolle med chokolade already!