In virtually every European country with a coastline, offshore wind farms are being built to support Europe’s energy transition. However, offshore wind farms must also be interconnected as well as linked to the electricity grids of various countries to open the door to green electricity for countries with short or no coastlines.
Belgian high-voltage operator Elia and its Danish counterpart Energinet have taken the lead in this respect. How? By jointly investing EUR 300 million in the construction of a 25-km subsea connection, which will link two German wind farms as well as a Danish one in the Baltic Sea. In turn, these wind farms will be connected to the German and Danish mainland. The international offshore wind interconnector will go by the name of Combined Grid Solution.