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Offshore renewable energy: decommissioning guidance for Scottish waters

Guidance to assist developers / owners of offshore renewable energy installations in Scotland to understand their decommissioning obligations under the Energy Act 2004.


2. How to use this guidance

2.1 The guidance can be used to:

a) decide whether or not a particular offshore renewable energy installation is included within the scope of the decommissioning requirements contained within the Energy Act. Chapter 4 (Scope of the Scottish decommissioning scheme) sets out which installations are included as relevant objects;

b) understand the processes which must be followed for submission, approval and review of decommissioning programmes (as set out in Chapter 5); and

c) understand what should be included in a decommissioning programme submitted under the scheme. Chapter 6 provides an outline template for decommissioning programmes. The measures proposed in the decommissioning programme should be in line with the standards set out in Chapter 7. Cost estimates of decommissioning should be as set out in Chapter 8 and the financial security proposed in the decommissioning programme should be in line with the principles set out in Chapter 9.

Contact

Email: oredecom@gov.scot

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