Ocean Grid co-organises webinar about connecting offshore wind

Ocean Grid, is collaborating with FME NorthWind and the University of Oslo (UiO), Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, to organise a webinar titled “Connecting Large Quantities of Offshore Wind: Offshore Bidding Zones”.

The webinar will be held by assistant professor Ceciel Nieuwenhout, from the University of Groningen, on 31 January between 1300 and 1400.

About the topic and the speaker:

The North Sea coastal states have ambitious plans regarding offshore wind energy. The current system of bidding zones (extension of onshore bidding zones) is not fit for large quantities of offshore wind. In this presentation, dr. Ceciel Nieuwenhout will explain the issues with the current bidding zone system, especially in combination with hybrid assets (cables that serve both to export wind energy and to facilitate trade between countries). Afterwards, she will go into a promising solution, namely offshore bidding zones. She will explain the concept and the relevant considerations, as well as the legal framework for such new bidding zones and the consequences it has for wind farm developers and cable owners.

Click on the button below on 31 January at 1300 to join the Zoom meeting, or visit the webinar’s webpage on UiO.

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