Offshore wind has been a major success story for Scotland and the UK, with an established policy framework combining with long term, strategic private sector investment leading to significant cost reduction and decarbonisation of the economy. As well as providing opportunity to secure seabed rights to develop offshore projects and driving forward the decarbonisation of the UK’s oil and gas sector, the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas leasing round will build on this success to deliver the next generation of offshore energy production.
In February 2022 Crown Estate Scotland announced plans for the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round in Scottish waters. INTOG comprises two distinct opportunities. Firstly, innovation (IN), whereby bidders can apply for seabed rights for small scale, sub 100MW innovation projects.