SPR boss joins wind taskforce

ENERGY Minister Charles Hendry appointed a director at Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) yesterday to lead a taskforce focused on reducing the cost of offshore windpower to £100 per megawatt-hour (MWh) by 2020.

Andrew Jamieson, SPR regulation and markets director and chairman of green-energy body RenewableUK, will head the group, which will try to reduce production costs for offshore wind energy by as much as half in some cases.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change said it was working with RenewableUK and the Crown Estate to appoint other members of the task force.