DEA Updates on Danish Offshore Wind Development
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued updates on the latest developments in the country's offshore wind sector.
On Wednesday, March 11, the DEA held a presentation on the Danish tenders at the seminar ‘Experience and Explore Denmark’.
Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm status:
The contract notice and the results from the last round of dialogue on Kriegers Flak, including an up-dated timeline, are expected to be published in April 2015.
The small delay of one month compared to the existing timeline is due to the need for a proper and thorough evaluation of the many replies received during the market dialogue.
The DEA has decided that the grid voltage for Kriegers Flak will be at the level of 33 kV. The early decision has been made following the DEA’s dialogue with the market.
The general conclusion is that it would be too risky to go for a 66 kv grid connection at a time where the technology is not sufficiently rolled out in the market.
Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm status:
The DEA has received a positive decision from the European Commission on the notified state aid in regard to the the Horns Rev 3 tender. The decision is clear and does not require any amendments to the tender. Following normal state aid procedure the decision will be made public by the European Commission at a later stage.
However, the question of the long term financing of the Danish PSO is not covered by the decision.
Therefore, The Concession Agreement remains conditional upon that an agreement is been reached by a majority of the Danish Parliament on the new terms of financing the price supplement for the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in compliance with the Treaty.