The British Wind Energy Association is calling for a separate NFFO order for offshore wind projects. The association is worried that an order containing both offshore and onshore wind, would make it even more difficult for developers to gain public acceptance for onshore schemes. In response to the DTI's consultation over NFFO-5 the BWEA claims that a band dedicated to offshore wind is not enough. "A separate order would get them even further divorced from being compared with each other," comments the BWEA's Gaynor Hartnell. She fears the DTI's proposed timetable may be too tight to accommodate offshore schemes. "Given that offshore schemes are likely to be larger and would need a more detailed technical scrutiny, it will be helpful to create a separate sub-order -- perhaps after NFFO-5."
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol