New report sets out how to exploit offshore wind potential in Baltic Sea
WindEurope’s Baltic Taskforce has released a new report, ‘Boosting offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea’, at the WindEurope Offshore Conference & Exhibition 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The report ist meant to facilitate the exploitation of offshore wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea.
The report set out the steps required to exploit the potential of offshore in the Baltic Sea, which could reach 83 GW in the long term. Recommendations include that European countries provide a secure policy framework, access to wind sites, long-term revenue certainty and auction schedules. The report also details how important cross-border cooperation is in the Baltic Sea, where an interconnected market would help to overcome the issue of different power pricing zones with different patterns and technical standards. Grid development should also anticipate major growth in both offshore and onshore wind energy.
WindEurope’s Baltic Taskforce is a network of Industry representatives and National Associations promoting offshore wind energy in the Baltic States. The Taskforce regularly engages with governmental institutions – at both national and international level – and organises targeted workshops in the Baltic countries.