UK declares intention to renew the Memorandum of Understanding on North Seas Energy Cooperation

Participants:Belgium, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, UK
Topic:Energy & Climate Action
Summit:1st summit - Czechia
Date:6 October 2022
Type:Verbal declaration
Pre-existing arrangement:Yes

During the 1st EPC summit, the UK expressed an interest to re-engage in the North Seas Energy Cooperation and sign a Memorandum of Understanding with North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) members. NSEC’s main objective is to ensure sustainable, secure and accessible energy supply for its member countries, in particular through the development of an offshore grid. 



The UK Minister for Energy and Climate Graham Stuart signed an agreement on renewable energy cooperation with NSEC parties on 18 December 2022. In the document, the sides declared their intention to cooperate in the field of offshore renewable energy, in particular wind energy. The cooperation also aims to facilitate the planning and development of specific projects, including offshore grids. According to the memorandum, cooperation between the members of the NSEC and the UK will include technical expert dialogue, and exchange of information on best practices.