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The past decade has seen rapid cost reductions leading to wide-scale deployment of offshore wind.  Innovations – including those pioneered through the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) – have played an important role in supporting the growth of the industry.

To mark the ten-year anniversary of the OWA, the Carbon Trust welcomed guests from a wide range of industries to celebrate the achievements of the last decade and to consider the future role of offshore wind in the low carbon energy transition.

View the video below of Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change, on how the Offshore Wind Acclerator has been essential in justifying the case for cost-competitive offshore wind: 



View insights from other attendees:

Daniel Santa Cruz, Innovation Manager, Iberdola, on how the unique collaboration model of the Offshore Wind Accelerator has contributed to its success.

Jørn Scharling Holm, Technology Partnership Manager, Ørsted, on how the Offshore Wind Accelerator has make business more efficient.

Jeremy Featherstone, Technology Manager - REC & HV, JDR Cables, on how the Offshore Wind Acclerator has been a fantastic enabler in technology development.

Rajnish Sharma, Technology Director, Equinor, on the importance of innovation and collaboration in offshore wind.

Stephanie McClellan, Director, The Special Initiative on Offshore Wind, on the role of the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator.

Read more on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator

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