Will this reduce my energy bill?

Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind is an electricity generator and not a retailer or provider. The electricity generated by ODOW will be transmitted directly into the National Grid 400kv network.

Following years of development and improvement, offshore wind is now one of the cheapest forms of electricity generation in the UK. ODOW expects to sell its power through the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, a competitive arrangement that fixes the price ODOW will receive for its power. A competitive auction keeps prices low for consumers, whilst a guaranteed price provides predictability for customers and helps reduce the cost of financing for ODOW, keeping downward pressure on prices. The latest CfD auction, held in July 2022, secured the largest ever amount of home-grown, cheap renewable energy for British consumers at record low prices. The cost of electricity from offshore wind projects in this auction was just £37.35 per megawatt hour (MWh) – the lowest cost of all renewable technologies, and significantly cheaper than the prevailing cost of wholesale electricity at that time, which was trading at over £150/MWh for much of 2022 (Source RenewableUK).

How much energy will the windfarm generate?

Once operational, Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind will generate 1.5GW of renewable electricity. This is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of over 1.6 million households and will play a critical role in achieving the UK Government’s ambition to deliver 50 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050.

How will Outer Dowsing help the UK meet Net Zero targets?

The UK has an ambition to deliver 50GW of offshore wind by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050. As one of the UK’s largest offshore wind projects, Outer Dowsing is an important part of the plan to help the UK achieve these goals.

How will Outer Dowsing help reduce emissions?

Outer Dowsing will produce 1.5GW of clean power using the movement of the wind. Compared with producing this power from conventional hydrocarbons, we are effectively removing the equivalent of nearly 2 million tonnes CO2 emissions per year of operations. This is one way in which the UK can lower emissions to curb the pace and extent of climate change.