News Digest Item
20 Mar 2017

“Dong Energy criticises German offshore expansion”


The German head of Danish North Sea windpark operator Dong Energy, Martin Neubert, told German press agency dpa that a discussion over expanding wind power by 700-800 megawatts per year is “in the distant future,” because infrastructure isn’t expanding quickly enough, according to German weekly Wirtschaftswoche. According to the article, 50-60 gigawatts of wind will be needed by 2050. Dong Energy manager Volker Malmen said that the North Sea holds great potential, but, “By 2020, we will have around 7.7 gigawatts, which is just over 10 percent.”

Read the article in German here.

Read a CLEW dossier about expanding the power grid here.  

Read a CLEW factsheet about challenges for the transmission grid here

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