Initiated by the Energy Community Secretariat in autumn 2015, the Energy Community Summer School aims to promote the development of participants’ competences in all topics related to energy through a dedicated multi-disciplinary programme.
Please be invited to the inaugural session of the Energy Community Summer School’s new Webinar Series. In the course of this series, representatives of the faculty, alumni and other friends of the Summer School will share their particular insight and experience with you, and invite you for a discussion in the spirit of the Summer School.
About the topic: Coastal states, especially around the North Sea and Baltic Sea, are counting on offshore wind for their renewable energy plans. With the planned increase in offshore wind capacity, it becomes increasingly relevant how to connect these windfarms in a cost-effective way. This can be done for example by a "meshed offshore electricity grid", which connects different countries and the offshore windfarms between them. However, there are several practical and regulatory barriers on the way to an offshore grid. In her presentation, Nieuwenhout will explain which options are available to connect offshore wind farms, which barriers currently exist and how to overcome these barriers.