The Nordic and Baltic Sea basins have enormous potential for offshore wind. Hence, the industry welcome the Wind Power Action plan as proposed by the Commission late last year. To unlock this potential close cross-border collaboration is needed and it is foreseen that further measures will be necessary to underpin the required growth in European wind-based industry.
As the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) countries, including Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, aim to build 76 GW offshore wind by 2030, increasing to 193 GW by 2040 and 260 GW by 2050, both bottom fixed and floating offshore wind technology must be deployed at a large scale, and at a rapid pace. There is an urgent need for investments in Europe’s wind energy supply chair to scale up the domestic production capacity for new wind turbines.
In this breakfast seminar we will dive deeper into what is required to enable a competitive European wind industry, focusing on the need for a harmonised, yet flexible auction scheme.
This breakfast seminar will focus on:
- The need for qualitative criteria for offshore wind auctions to keep European industry competitive
- Importance of developing large-scale floating and bottom-fixed wind
- Expectations from the next Commission mandate
Who is this seminar for?
The target group for this seminar is politicians and other stakeholders in the offshore wind industry.