What are the potential supply chain constraints the UK must address to achieve its deployment objectives?

Achieving the renewables deployment ambitions in the British Energy Security Strategy will be challenging – unless industry and Government coordinate to resolve supply chain constraints.
That’s the conclusion of a study Baringa conducted for the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero, where we analysed offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV and transmission and distribution network supply chains. 
The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero commissioned Baringa to conduct an in-depth investigation and analysis of the supply chains for key renewable and network technologies, both nationally and internationally. They also asked us to recommend potential industry or policy-based interventions that could address those constraints for the period up to 2035.

About the research

Through interviews with over 80 renewables developers, network operators, suppliers, and trade associations, as well as modelling of many aspects of supply and demand, we assessed the four supply chains that support UK renewables deployment:
  • offshore wind, including floating offshore wind
  • onshore wind
  • ground-based and commercial rooftop solar PV
  • electricity transmission and distribution.
Read the report to discover why achieving the renewables deployment ambitions outlined in the British Energy Security Strategy will be very challenging without significant coordination across industry and Government to resolve supply chain constraints. 

View the Executive summary for industry and policy makers

View the Appendix

View the full report

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