Germany and Denmark have signed an agreement to connect 3 gigawatts of wind power capacity on the island of Bornholm to the mainland by the early 2030s. Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck said the agreement creates the basis for future green electricity imports to Germany and makes the country’s power supply cheaper, safer and less dependent on fossil fuels. Under the agreement, 2 gigawatts will be transferred to Germany and 1.2 gigawatts to mainland Denmark, with transmission system operators 50Hertz and Energinet agreeing to each bear half of the project’s infrastructure costs.
The move comes after leaders from seven EU countries, including France, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as non-EU countries Norway and the UK, pledged to accelerate wind farm deployment and develop “energy islands” – or connected renewable energy generation sites at sea – and working on carbon capture and renewable hydrogen projects in the region.
Tags: Denmark,Germany,Offshore wind