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Offshore Grids: the next frontier

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Published on 26 April 2023


Europe is on the verge of an offshore wind revolution. The IEA predicts that offshore wind capacity will reach 130-180 GW by 2040. Both the offshore wind and underlying offshore grid technologies are available. This report is a collaboration of WindEurope and Hitachi Energy, it describes the current state of offshore infrastructure development across Europe, the opportunities, and challenges, as well as the enablers associated with delivering this offshore future. Short-to-medium-term actions which will drive the offshore industry growth and the creation of meshed offshore grids are identified.