Connecting Offshore Wind Farms to the Grid

This course looks into the grid aspects associated with the connection of an offshore wind farm. This course will examine the typical technical, commercial, and regulatory challenges associated with the design and operation of an offshore wind farm’s connection to the onshore transmission network.


The course will cover:

  • Brief history of offshore wind in the GB
  • Typical grid connection programme
  • Technologies involved (wind turbines, offshore substation etc)
  • Feasibility and Pre-Application
  • Classification of transmission works
  • An overview of Operational notification compliance process (ONCP) and Options Note (CION)
  • User commitments (underwriting transmission works)
  • Offshore transmission owner (OFTO) process
  • Overview of Grid Code compliance requirements
  • Charging system and methodologies

Course duration: 1.5 days.

Course date: 1st - 2nd September 2021

Course price: £950 + VAT per delegate

For group bookings, please get in touch to discuss discounted rates. We offer bespoke courses, please get in touch to discuss your requirements and how this course could be tailored to your needs.

Useful for: all industry stakeholders, such as utilities, developers, engineers, students, regulators, academics.

What will I learn from this course? This niche course will provide an overview of the connection process for offshore generators and requirements that relate specifically to offshore wind farms connecting to the onshore GB transmission network.

You will gain insights into the issues facing industry stakeholders and potential ways to resolve these issues.

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites to attend this course. A knowledge of power sector in general would be helpful but not essential.

Related courses: If you wish to gain a better insight into the design, maintenance and safety associated with offshore wind farms please see our Offshore wind farms and HVDC training course