The Dutch-German grid company TenneT and Britain’s National Grid NG.L said on Tuesday they have signed an agreement to investigate connecting their offshore wind turbine farms in the North Sea via undersea cables. In a joint statement, the companies said they would examine the possibility to build interconnection capacity of 2 Gigawatts via undersea cables to each others’ electrical nets. TenneT, owned by the Dutch government, is building offshore wind capacity to 11.5 GW by 2030, while the British government has a target of 40 GW by the same date, with both continuing to keep building beyond that to meet climate goals.
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Green energy produced by UK and Dutch North Sea wind farms could soon be fed into both countries domestic systems as part of efforts to hit net zero carbon goals. National Grid Ventures, the commercial development arm of National Grid, has teamed up with Dutch transmission system operator TenneT to explore the feasibility of transmitting power generated by offshore turbines using subsea electricity cables.
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European electricity transmission system operator TenneT has flagged the potential of massive “offshore energy islands”, potentially as big as 12 gigawatts to supply power to northern European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, and Denmark. TenneT chief executive Manon van Beek raised the idea of a 12GW offshore energy island in the North Sea at webinar, Europe’s Offshore Wind Vision, last week which involved ministers and top officials from Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the CEOs of many of Europe’s transmission system operators (TSOs), and European renewable energy trade bodies. These energy islands, or hubs, have been a perennial topic of conversation over the last few years, focused particularly on helping Europe meet its climate goals. Denmark announced back in May its own plans to develop two energy islands that will supply the country with 4GW of clean electricity.
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