General – WindGrid
Belgian electricity transmission operator Elia Group is creating a new subsidiary, called WindGrid.
WindGrid will target the international market for offshore grid infrastructure.
The company, which operates in Belgium through Elia and north-east Germany through 50Hertz, announced earlier this week its board of directors has approved the establishment of the new subsidiary.
WindGrid will be a partner for governments wishing to proactively build offshore grid infrastructure and renewable energy developers looking to integrate their offshore energy projects into onshore networks.
Starting on April 1, 2022, the new subsidiary will be led by Markus Laukamp, currently managing director of German company STEAG New Energies.