Harnessing offshore wind power (OWP) has picked up speed over the past two decades, and the way has been opened on the NCS during 2020 for major developments in this sector.

Enough for the energy requirements of more than one million households

The Utsira North and Southern North Sea II areas cover 3 600 square kilometres of the NCS between them, and could yield up to 4 500 megawatts (MW) of OWP. That would be enough to meet the needs of more than a million Norwegian homes.

The PSA is given responsibility for offshore wind power

Responsibility for the safety of OWP development and operation
on the NCS has been allocated to the PSA. This is a new area for us,
but we have both the specialists and the experience required.

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