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Chair appointed for offshore wind cost-cutting task force

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Andrew Jamieson, the Chair of RenewableUK, has been appointed as chair of the new industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force. In …

Andrew Jamieson, the Chair of RenewableUK, has been appointed as chair of the new industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force.

In the recently published Renewable Energy Roadmap, DECC committed to establish an industry task force to set out a path and action plan for reducing the costs of offshore wind. The task force will involve industry, the Government and the Crown Estate. The Crown Estate will play a key role in facilitating the work of the task force through its analysis on cost-reduction pathways.

Mr Jamieson has been invited by the Energy Minister, Mr Charles Hendry, to chair the task force and provide an industry lead in driving the work necessary to bring the levelised costs of offshore wind down to £100/MWH.

The process for appointing members to the task force is currently being considered by the Department, in partnership with RUK and the Crown Estate.


Andrew Jamieson - biography

Since joining ScottishPower in 1988, Andrew has held key roles in engineering, marketing and financial planning.

From 1997 to 2004 Andrew led ScottishPower’s Investor Relations department, communicating with institutional shareholders and analysts around the globe.

In 2004 he moved to ScottishPower Renewables, where he is responsible for energy policy and regulation. Andrew is active in the UK’s renewable energy trade associations, being elected Chairman of Renewable UK this summer, and is a board member and former chairman of Scottish Renewables.

In 2009 he accepted an invitation from the First Minister to join the newly established Energy Advisory Board.

In 2010 Andrew co-chaired joint industry/government working groups to produce the Scottish Offshore Wind Industry Route Map, and the Scottish National Infrastructure Plan which set out key milestones to achieving thriving offshore and marine power industries in Scotland.