The Offshore Coordination Support Scheme
The Offshore Coordination Support Scheme (OCSS) provides grants to offshore energy projects to develop coordinated options for offshore transmission infrastructure.
The Offshore Coordination Support Scheme (OCSS) will provide grant payments to enable the development of coordinated options for offshore transmission infrastructure for late-stage projects within scope of the scheme.
The secondary objective of the scheme is to learn lessons from funding activities to support coordination in late-stage projects that can be applied to later workstreams of the Offshore Transmission Network Review (OTNR). The Scheme will complement those other arrangements to facilitate coordination being made as part of the OTNR. The Scheme is a competitive process under which one or more Applications may receive Grant funding.
There are 6 documents.
OCSS scheme guidance
This guidance sets out the terms of the competition and provides information about the application process and application assessment.
Application Form 1 – Project Application
This form requires applicants to provide the necessary detailed information and responses about the organisation, the project and the key activities being delivered.
Application Form 2 – Financial and Impacts table
This form requires applicants to input a range of information relating to the planned and completed Transmission Asset Development Activities and associated financial costs.
Application Form 3 – Northern Ireland Protocol Questionnaire
This form requires applicants to answer questions to determine whether their Business operations are within the scope of Article 10 of the Northern Ireland Protocol subsidy.
OCSS application guidance
This includes information on how to complete each application form.
Example Funding Grant Offer Letter (FGOL) terms and conditions
This is an example of the of the typical T&Cs that the FGOL will contain.
How to apply to the OCSS
- Read the guidance which sets out the terms of the competition and provides more information about the application process and application assessment.
- Complete all sections of the application forms and provide all accompanying documentation to the level of detail requested by the deadline date.
- Submit your completed application to [email protected] by 5pm (UK GMT) on 28 February 2023.
The OCSS was announced in the British Energy Security Strategy in April 2022.