In a BEMIP stakeholder workshop, THEMA, EA and COWI will present a study and recommendations for a roadmap for offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea. The open workshop is hosted by the European Commission on March 15 in Brussels.
The governments of the EU countries bordering the Baltic Sea are currently considering options to support the development of offshore wind in the region through work taking place as part of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP). Despite favourable conditions due to shallow waters, low waves, stable wind conditions and proximity to the coastline, the development of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea has been limited to date.
In cooperation with EA Energy Analyses and COWI, THEMA has conducted a study for the European Commission which looks at the potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea and the barriers to its development. The study identifies potential offshore wind sites and examines the impacts of different levels of both offshore wind deployment and regional cooperation on the power and transmission system. It further identifies barriers to offshore wind’s efficient deployment in the region and provides initial recommendations on how an initiative might seek to address these.
The BEMIP Stakeholder event
The workshop, organised by the European Commission and the BEMIP renewable energy working group, will take place on 15 March 2019 in Brussels. Recommendations for elements of a roadmap for cooperation on offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea will be presented and discussed at the workshop.
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