Timelines and costs for critical offshore wind power transmission capacity could be slashed in the north-east US by following existing rights-of-way and rebuilding ageing infrastructure, Brattle Group principal Hannes Pfeifenberger told Recharge in an exclusive interview.

The consultancy today released a report on US offshore wind transmission that highlighted the potential of region-wide planning for cutting costs and lowering social and environmental impacts of incorporating power from gigascale projects.