The European local weather aims have gotten increasingly more bold. If we wish to meet the EU Match for 55 targets, we have to pace up what we’re doing three to 4 instances. Offshore wind performs an important function within the vitality transition: Europe desires to attach a complete of 60 GW of offshore vitality by 2030 and nothing lower than 300 GW by 2050. Along with market events, TenneT developed a brand new 2GW (Gigawatt) commonplace to have the ability to speed up offshore wind deployment. The brand new commonplace goals to additional cut back the prices of offshore wind and to minimise the spatial and environmental influence. The brand new 2GW commonplace will greater than double the capability compared to the earlier 900 MW HVDC commonplace and nearly triple the 700 MW AC commonplace. The brand new transmission commonplace helps the important subsequent step in direction of bigger offshore wind farms and a North Sea extensive European Hub-and-Spoke system – combining wind energy connection, coupling of vitality markets by interconnection and sensible integration into the primary onshore grids. As a part of this improvement, the Dutch IJmuiden Ver initiatives will probably be hub prepared to attach a future multi-purpose interconnector (WindConnector) to the UK.
IJmuiden Ver initiatives
TenneT will now begin the tender of the stations (Platform & HVDC system) of the Dutch IJmuiden Ver initiatives. With this tender, TenneT enters the subsequent section for the revolutionary 2GW initiatives within the IJmuiden Ver wind space. It’s anticipated that this contract will probably be awarded by the tip of 2022. Lately the engineering for the land station was tendered and the cable contract will comply with later this yr. The primary 2GW IJmuiden Ver connection is deliberate to be operational in 2028.
Modern cooperation TenneT and market events
Marco Kuijpers, director Massive Initiatives Offshore at TenneT: “Wind vitality from the North Sea performs the essential function in realising the bold offshore wind targets for the Netherlands and Europe. Households and positively heavy customers such because the business want to affect. TenneT’s expertise in offshore grid improvement mixed with the experience and perception of market companions have resulted within the 2GW grid connection that can play an important function in unlocking the North Sea Energy Home because the supply of sustainable vitality for not solely the Netherlands and Germany, however the truth is all of Northwest Europe.”
Concerning the 2GW Program
To have the ability to speed up we arrange the 2GW Program. On this we mixed our intensive know-how in offshore grid improvement with a novel transnational strategy and developed a brand new offshore commonplace along with the market. With the 2GW Program we are able to actually unlock the probabilities of the North Sea. So we are able to present Europe and its inhabitants with much more inexperienced vitality in a protected and cost-efficient manner – all with the least environmental influence attainable. With the 2GW Program, we enhance the tempo and sort out the way forward for the offshore grid enlargement by harmonisation. At the very least six standardised offshore grid connections with a transmission capability of two GW every will strengthen TenneT’s function as driver of the European vitality transition within the Dutch and German North Sea till 2030. The 2GW Program units the brand new beat of the European vitality transition.