Denmark taking first steps to establish energy island
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 10
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Danish government is initiating work to find possible locations for one or more energy islands of at least 10 GW offshore wind, Trend reports citing Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities.
Ocean wind holds enormous potential and is absolutely crucial to the green energy transition. The government is therefore studying the possibility of establishing one or more energy islands with a total minimum of 10 gigawatts. This corresponds to 10 large offshore wind farms,” said the ministry.
Reportedly, the project cost is estimated at 200-300 Danish krones (1 krone = $0.15) and the major part of this amount will be covered by private sector.
The concept of "energy island" covers a physical island or platform that plays a role of a hub for electricity generation from surrounding offshore wind farms in North Sea countries.
The energy island can contribute to more efficient utilization of offshore wind far from the coast.
Around 65 million Danish krones has been allocated for the project.
Denmark is internationally recognized as a leading pioneer in the fields of energy and climate. The country aims to remain at the global forefront of environmental policy.
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