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Simon Hogg speaks to Mariella Frostrup on Times Radio Ørsted

(14 October 2020)

Simon Hogg, Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy, spoke on Times Radio about the amazing success story of UK Offshore Wind and the need to invest in large scale energy storage to further expand the potential of wind energy in the future. Wind is now a cheap and reliable source of renewable energy in the UK. 

We now have the largest Offshore Wind Farm in the world - Hornsey site is a 1.2 Gigawatt wind farm with similar outputs to the nuclear power station at Hartlepool and 10 Gigawatts overall for the UK.

Moving forward research into large scale storage options such as compressed air, hydrogen or thermal storage will help maximise the potential of wind energy further and options such as using wind energy to produce Hydrogen as a fuel for Transport will mean Wind Energy can help decarbonise Transport in future.

Listen now at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/20201013-1571/2020-10-13