On August 4, 2018, the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm fed electricity into the grid for the first time. It is also the first 8MW wind turbine that produced electricity in the German North Sea.
The power required for commissioning at Borkum Riffgrund 2 came from its sister project Borkum Riffgrund 1. The two projects are connected via a subsea cable. With this connection commissioning of the wind turbines can be prepared independently of network operator TenneT, who is completing the grid connection for the project.
The generated electricity is collected at the off-site substation, from where it is then forwarded to TenneT’s high-voltage grid and transported to the Lower Saxon coast.