The chief executive of RenewableUK said offshore wind has been leading a “new infrastructure revolution” in the UK.
Chief executive Hugh McNeal made the remarks as he gave his first speech to the renewable energy sector.
Speaking at the Global Offshore Wind conference in Manchester, he said offshore wind is bringing mre than £20billion in investment in Britain in this decade.
He said:“We offer a pipeline of offshore wind projects ready to be deployed and financed, which can help Britain meet its electricity needs in the future. Offshore wind cost reduction is on a scale that you might associate more readily with consumer electronics than with multi-billion pound infrastructure projects.
“Offshore wind is revitalising and securing new investment in ports along our coasts. We need to show what we offer Britain and what we will increasingly offer around the world. We need to tell the story of our business success. We need to create a picture of the future we are building.”