NorthSeaGrid Final Event Invitation 12 March 2015, Copenhagen

Integrated offshore grid solutions in the North Sea

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 11h00 to 12h30

at EWEA OFFSHORE in Copenhagen
Meeting room 178, Bella Sky Center

You are cordially invited to participate in the final event of the NorthSeaGrid project that will take place during the EWEA OFFSHORE conference in Copenhagen on 12 March 2015. You will find the agenda under this link. Among the confirmed speakers are:

  • Nicole Versijp, DG Energy, European Commission
  • Jan Hensmans, Federal Ministry of Economics (Belgium) & NSCOGI
  • Paul Wilczek, EWEA
  • Andreas Wagner, Stiftung Offshore Windenergie

Integrated offshore grid solutions combine cross-border electricity transmission lines with offshore wind farm connections. In the context of the NorthSeaGrid project, costs and benefits of such integrated solutions have been quantified for 3 cases: the German bight, UK-Benelux and UK-Norway.

During the event, the main project results will be presented. Our study shows that for these three cases, an integrated approach is more beneficial than an uncoordinated one where transmission lines and offshore wind farm connections would not be planned separately. However, costs and benefits are distributed asymmetrically between participating countries and stakeholders. Therefore, different cost-benefit allocation mechanisms have been examined, which could be the basis for bilateral or trilateral talks between affected countries.

The event is free-of-charge. To confirm your participation, please sign up under this link.