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Siemens, Shell, and TenneT have proposed a new tendering model for offshore wind power in Germany which would be used to produce hydrogen.
The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country’s 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW.
Renewable energy covered 38% of Germany’s gross electricity consumption in the first three quarters of 2018, an increase of three percentage points over the same period in 2017.
Germany’s ruling coalition has agreed to issue a special call to tender for additional renewable energy capacity, including offshore wind, by the end of October.
Siemens Offshore Grid Access Service has performed subsea and drone inspections for TenneT TSO at six offshore converter platforms in the German North Sea.
BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.
BigLift’s cargo ship Happy Star has transported the last ten transition pieces for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm from the Spanish Port of Avilés to the Port of Cuxhaven in Germany.
Both offshore cables of the Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution (CGS) are now in place, connecting the Danish and German transmission grids in combination with the infrastructure of offshore wind farm grid connection in the Baltic Sea.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has selected six offshore wind projects in the second tendering round with at least one of the projects reaching the zero-subsidy level.
Ampelmann has opened an office in Hamburg in response to the growing business in the German offshore wind sector.
The 400MW BARD Offshore 1, Germany’s largest operating offshore wind farm, generated 1.488 TWh of electricity in 2017, a 13% increase year-on-year.
The 964th meeting of German Federal Council, scheduled for 2 February, will review a motion requesting that the Federal Government increases the targets for offshore wind from the current 15GW by 2030 to 20GW by 2030 and 30GW by 2035.
Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has announced the terms of the second competitive tender for grid connection and offshore wind farm compensation.
TenneT’s offshore grid connection systems connect a total capacity of 5,332MW of offshore wind energy to land and have thus met more than 82% of the Federal Government’s expansion target that envisages 6,500MW of offshore wind by 2020.