Supergrid Offshore Plans for Europe

In order to achieve the 20% renewable energy target by 2020, European leaders signed a memorandum to encourage renewable energy development. Offshore wind development and the construiction of a supergrid that connects energy grids from all over Europe are the main parts of this memorandum.


European Supergrid

European Supergrid
Source: http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Europes-Offshore-Supergrid-Plans.html


Justin Wilkes of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) explained that “the benefits of an offshore supergrid are not simply to allow offshore wind farms to connect; if you have additional capacity, which you will within these lines, it will allow power trading between countries and that improves EU competitiveness.”

Denifitely, installing a vast network will reduce energy prices, cut waste, secure energy supply, increase efficiency, boost economies and improve competitiveness.

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