Conclusions from the Annual Report of the European Coordinator for the "Connection of offshore wind power in Northern Europe"
Decision No 1364/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks (TEN-E), foresees the appointment of European coordinators in order to monitor and to facilitate the implementation of the most critical identified priority projects.
In this context, Georg Wilhelm Adamowitsch was appointed on 12 September 2007 by the Commission as European Coordinator for the "Connection of offshore wind power in Northern Europe (North Sea – Baltic Sea)".
The European Coordinator's role is to contribute to the cross-border dialogue between different stakeholders (Governments, Regulators, Transmission System Operators, Industry …) and promote the European dimension of the grid development.
In his third Report, the EU Coordinator presents his findings and provides information on
the North Seas Countries’ Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI) Working Groups in which these findings, which are partly expert opinions, are to be debated.
The First and Second Annual Reports regarding the work of the European Coordinator for the "Connection of offshore wind power in Northern Europe (North Sea – Baltic Sea)" can be found on the
Conclusions of the Annual Activity Report
signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in
December 2010 by NSCOGI represented a major
European-level progress towards addressing the
issues surrounding the need for a European
transmission network linking the future offshore
parks in the North and Baltic Seas.
fact, the integration of the North and Baltic
Seas' offshore potentials is vital to the
development of a European internal energy market.
the ambitious European and national climate and
energy goals cannot be achieved without an
integrated grid strategy.
the conditions for a Europe-oriented linkage of
these offshore potentials, the following basic
issues must be analysed:
Coordinator supports the intention of the North
Seas Countries' Offshore Grid Initiative (NSCOGI)
to formulate this analysis by the end of 2012.
NSCOGI Member States have decided to involve the
EU Coordinator's informal "Adamowitsch Working
Group" in this process in order to assist in
discussing the abovementioned issues.