Wind Energy – network system
TenneT has unveiled what it calls a wind power booster concept for Germany to help unlock the potential of offshore wind in the North Sea.
According to a TenneT news release the concept would be made up of three offshore network systems interconnected in such a way that 6GW of power would be bundled.
The network connection points are to be located in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Bremen.
TenneT said this creates the best conditions for the production of hydrogen and thus supports the decarbonisation of the industry.
The company added that direct current (DC) lines on land and at sea are designed in a meshed system.
TenneT COO Tim Meyerjürgens said: “Building on our extensive experience in the construction and operation of offshore grid connections, our conceptual and technological innovation for a six-gigawatt hub demonstrates a way to significantly accelerate the achievement of ambitious climate protection targets. We see this as an offer also for the German government coalition negotiations currently underway, which, as we know, are seeking a boost for the expansion of renewable energies in Germany. At the same time, we are laying the foundation for a sustainable interconnection of the direct current grid. In this way, we are sustainably increasing efficiency as well as security of supply and making an important contribution to the intelligent coupling of offshore wind with electrolysers to be built close to generation and the gas grid.”