Offshore wind energy will bring a key contribution to reaching the objectives of the EU Green Deal. The European Commission’s offshore RES strategy anticipates the integration of 300 GW offshore wind generation capacity into the energy system by 2050.

Slides are available here.

The magnitude of this transition will raise new challenges for the European electricity system: accomplishing the necessary connections and grid development at least cost; keeping the system secure; accommodating a complete redefinition of power flow patterns; considering key constraints linked to spatial planning, environmental protection, and public acceptance; achieving an integrated perspective over time, space and sectors; and ensuring flexible resources to keep the power system balanced. In a series of papers released from 2020 to 2022 ENTSO-E assessed possible solutions to contribute to the realization of the EC’s Offshore strategy.

Join our workshop to discuss how to overcome these challenges and share your views. The afternoon will have stakeholder roundtables on topical questions.

Register here by 30 May

View the agenda (tentative)

When: 6th June 2023, from 10 am – 4.15 pm

Where: at ENTSO-E premises, 8 rue de Spa in Brussels (Possibility to attend remotely in the morning)

ENTSO-E will also present the upcoming Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs), set out by Articles 14 and 15 of the revised TEN-E Regulation and upcoming in January 2024. ONDPs will deliver a high-level outlook on the potential development of the offshore transmission system integrating the RES potential in each European sea basin. ONDPs will be based on the goals agreed upon by the EU member state governments, taking into consideration environmental protection and other uses of the sea.

Please note that the workshop consists of two parts: a morning session (physical in Brussels with the possibility to join remotely) and an afternoon session (physical only, in Brussels, with roundtables).

We look forward to welcoming you and stay tuned for more information!