Oil and Gas Authority Energy Integration Project: Interim findings

Publication date
18th December 2019
Information type
Policy area

The energy system is undergoing rapid changes and we expect the scale and pace of change to continue as we work towards decarbonisation. 

The Energy Integration project aims to unlock energy integration opportunities on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).  This project is being led by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), The Crown Estate and Ofgem, following a grant awarded by the Better Regulation Executive’s Regulators’ Pioneer Fund in March 2019.

The project comprises two phases: technical options (completed) and an economic and regulatory assessment (ongoing).  This report introduces the Energy Integration project and describes the findings from Phase 1 which explores the technical feasibility of five different energy integration concepts and their applicability on the UKCS.

The OGA-led project links to a number of policy areas within Ofgem’s remit, including our work on offshore transmission and electricity interconnection. We are interested in the role that energy integration could play in the future energy system, and consider that the UKCS Energy Integration project will be a valuable addition to the growing evidence base in this area.