Guidance

Decommissioning offshore renewable energy installations

Guidance on the scope of the decommissioning scheme and what businesses must do to comply with their legal obligations.

Documents

Decommissioning of offshore renewable energy installations under the Energy Act 2004: guidance notes for industry

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Decommissioning of offshore renewable energy installations under the Energy Act 2004: addendum - tidal lagoons

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Guidance notes to assist businesses in understanding their obligations in decommissioning offshore renewable energy installations.

Please note that this policy is now administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. References to contact addresses in the Department of Energy and Climate Change are no longer valid. Please send correspondence to the following address:

Offshore Renewables Decommissioning Team
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Level 3, Orchard 2
1 Victoria Street
London
SW1H 0ET

Email: OREIDecommissioning@beis.gov.uk

This guidance does not apply to installations constructed in Scottish waters. For decommissioning requirements contact Marine Scotland: MS.MarineRenewables@gov.scot.

Published 7 January 2011
Last updated 11 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. This guidance no longer applies to installations constructed in Scottish waters.
  2. First published.