The UK’s National Grid laid out a £54bn ($64.7bn) plan to get Britain's transmission network ready to handle massive levels of renewable power, including the connection of 50GW of offshore wind.

National Grid ESO claimed its holistic network design (HND) would allow the UK to meet its huge targets for wind at sea and help transport offshore power to demand centres, resulting in £5.5bn of savings for consumers, less curtailment of output, and faster connection for projects while minimising disruption to onshore communities.