PortWind secures 2.5 GW Grid Connection
2.5 GW Grid Connection Secured
In support of Source Galileo’s ongoing renewable energy project developments in the UK, the company have reached a significant milestone by signing a 2.5 GW bilateral grid connection agreement with National Grid, the UK’s electricity network transmission system operator. The agreement will allow Source Galileo to connect 1.65 GW offshore wind, 350 MW onshore battery, and 500 MW onshore solar PV, to the transmission system network with a current grid connection date of 2036.
Source Galileo’s PortWind Offshore Wind Farm is currently in development and located in the English Channel off the Devon and Dorset coast. It will seek to use the connection agreement for offshore wind and connect to the grid through Chickerall substation in Dorset. The company are also progressing the development of other renewable energy assets to reach the full 2.5 GW of grid network capacity secured under the agreement.
Reinforcing the grid infrastructure for future generations
Various upgrade works, currently being planned by National Grid in the south west of England will facilitate the connection of Source Galileo’s renewable energy projects. The upgrade works by National Grid will address historic grid constraints in this region by reinforcing the grid infrastructure for future generations. This is also important as it will allow the export of low carbon electricity to the south west to support both national and Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall regional climate targets.