Brussels, 15-16 March 2011
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (unit C2) organised a workshop on 15 and 16 March 2011 on the contribution of EU co-financed demonstration projects to the development of the offshore grid.
Major European demonstration projects on wind-grid integration were presented and discussed, including the projects co-financed in the offshore wind part of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (Kriegers Flak, Cobra cable, HVDC Hub Scotland) and the large-scale FP 7 project Twenties.
The workshop discussions focused on:
The workshop involved active participation by representatives of the project promotors, TSO’s, technology manufacturers, offshore wind electricity producers and representatives of the ENTSO-e, the European Electricity Grid Initiative, the European Wind Industrial Initiative and the North Sea Countries’ Offshore Grid Initiative (working group on grid architecture).