This comes in line with the ambition of the Dutch government to establish 75 GW offshore wind capacity by 2050, that poses key challenges for transporting electricity produced to shore in the Netherlands and for coping with intermittency.

The project proposal "Facilitating Large Scale Offshore Wind Production by Developing Offshore Storage and Transport Alternatives" is coordinated by professor of Energy Law Martha Roggenkamp, University of Groningen, in the [email protected] programme.

The programme [email protected] focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.

According to the University of Groningen, the project analyses the feasibility of bringing large amounts of offshore wind energy to shore, varying from electricity offshore electrical pumped storage and hydrogen conversion to novel methods to transport electricity and/or hydrogen to shore.

The combined efforts in this project will result not only in individual and joint academic publications, but also in a joint set of policy recommendations on the feasibility of the analyzed offshore storage and transport options,

...Roggenkamp said.

The project is based on novel technologies for offshore energy storage and transport options.

The aim of this research project is to move forward by assessing their feasibility by examining their technical challenges whilst also taking into account explicit market, legal/regulatory and spatial planning considerations, the University of Groningen noted.

In late 2019, it was reported that Denmark is proceeding with its plans to construct an artificial island, acquiring power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts of capacity, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets.


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