Open consultation

Offshore renewables decommissioning guidance for industry: proposed updates

Summary

We're seeking views on proposed updates to our guidance on decommissioning for developers of offshore renewable energy installations.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking views on a series of proposed updates to its guidance for industry on decommissioning of offshore renewable energy installations under the Energy Act 2004.

This consultation applies to England and Wales, but we welcome responses from organisations based elsewhere who have views on how the proposed changes may impact the offshore renewable energy industry.

The last version of this guidance was published in 2011, and sections now need to be updated. This update focuses in particular on issues relating to the provision of decommissioning cost estimates and associated financial security, to assist and inform developers.

We want views on this first draft from industry, regulators, and other interested parties, on the potential impacts - for example on the offshore renewables sector, the environment, or on other users of the sea. We are also testing early ideas on future updates to our guidance that require further development before being incorporated.

Finally, we are interested in hearing from those organisations impacted by decommissioning about their experiences of the regime to date.

Documents

Offshore renewables decommissioning guidance for industry: proposed updates

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Decommissioning of offshore renewable energy installations under the Energy Act 2004: draft guidance notes for industry (England and Wales)

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Ways to respond

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Email to:

OREIDecommissioning@beis.gov.uk

Write to:

Offshore Renewables Decommissioning Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Level 3 Victoria
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Published 7 February 2018