Energinet starts feasibility studies for 6 GW of offshore wind plus new Hesselo site

Offshore wind farm near Copenhagen. Author: CGP Grey. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

September 1 (Renewables Now) - Danish electricity and gas grid operator Energinet on Thursday said it is initiating feasibility studies for offshore wind farms with a combined capacity of 6 GW.

The studies will cover three areas, Nordsoen I, Kattegat II and Kriegers Flak II, that have been designated by the Danish Energy Agency following screening.

Energinet was instructed to launch these explorations by the Minister for Climate, Energy and Supply in June.

The move is in response to political ambitions for more offshore wind before the end of the decade. Under a June 2022 political agreement, 4 GW of extra offshore wind should be offered for development by 2030, on top of an additional 2 GW already agreed.

Simultaneously, Energinet is starting feasibility studies for the Hesselo offshore wind farm with a capacity of between 800 MW and 1,200 MW, which has been moved south to a new location. The tender for this project was suspended last year after the finding of unfavourable site conditions.

The Hesselo feasibility studies are to be completed by the end of 2024, with the plant at the new location expected to be completed by the end of 2029.

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