On Wednesday the UK government announced its ambition to eradicate the country’s contribution to global warming entirely by 2050. The statutory instrument laid before parliament introduces a legally binding net zero target for carbon emissions by the middle of this century. The UK becomes the first country in the G7 to legislate for net zero emissions and encouraged other major economies to follow their lead.
As demonstrated by the UK Oil and Gas Authority’s Corporate Plan, regulators recognise the potential role that gas to wire can play in meeting the increasing demand for electricity and helping to transition to a cleaner energy future. Launching Oil and Gas UK’s new “Our Vision, Our Future” campaign at the East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) SNS2019 conference…
The UK Southern North Sea (SNS) has the perfect conditions for the development of Gas to Wire for the UK. Fields and infrastructure are reaching end of economic life and require expensive decommissioning, natural gas is stranded and looking for an alternative route to shore, and due to new offshore renewables infrastructure, such a route…
Gas platforms and offshore windfarms could work together to maximise gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority in the UK.
The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced from gas fields to generate electricity offshore and then transmit it to shore via spare capacity in subsea cables used for offshore windfarms.
An innovative partnership between gas platforms and windfarms could see more power generated, maximising both gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced from gas fields to be generated into electricity offshore and then transmitted to shore via spare capacity with subsea cables used for windfarms.
This OGA report looks at the technical considerations and potential benefits from GTW in areas such as the Southern North Sea and the East Irish Sea.