4th quarterly report – the UK’s Offshore Development Information Statement


During the fourth quarter of 2009, I have continued working for National Grid in the United Kingdom.

My primary responsibility has been to assist in the preparation of the inaugural Offshore Development Information Statement (ODIS), which was published in late December.


The ODIS is available here, on the National Grid website.

My 4th Quarterly Report (here in PDF) therefore focuses on the intention behind the ODIS, issues encountered in its preparation, its content and the industry’s reaction to it.

Working on the ODIS afforded interaction with a range of people in various commercial teams and government departments and has provided some insight into the broader response to climate change issues and how this is likely to impact on the power industry.

This is briefly covered as a secondary topic.