General – TenneT
Transmission system operator TenneT has launched tendering procedures for the sea and land stations of BalWin1, BalWin2, and BalWin3 grid connections in the North Sea off Lower Saxony, each with a transmission capacity of 2 GW.
With a combined six gigawatts, BalWin1, BalWin2 and BalWin3 will meet 20 per cent of the expansion targets for offshore wind by 2030 set out in the coalition agreement of Germany’s new federal government
The three projects in the German North Sea will supply around 7.5 million households with green offshore electricity
As part of the 2GW Program, at least six offshore grid connection systems – each with a transmission capacity of two gigawatts wind energy from the North Sea – are to be built in Germany and the Netherlands by 2030, with three of them being in the German BalWin cluster off the coast of Lower Saxony.
With a total capacity of six gigawatts, BalWin1 (completion 2029), BalWin2 (2030) and BalWin3 (2030) will contribute 20 per cent to the raised offshore expansion target of Germany’s new federal government by 2030. Together, BalWin1+2+3 will reliably and safely bring green electricity from sea to land for approximately 7.5 million households.
TenneT is planning at least three more projects off the coast of the Netherlands with a combined total of six gigawatts.