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CABLE CONNECTIONS & JOINTING


FEATURE SPONSOR


REACHING PARIS AGREEMENT GOALS


Offshore wind could make a significant contribution to the fully decarbonised electricity supply Europe would need by 2045 to support limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as set out in the Paris Agreement.


However Ecofys and Navigant have calculated that the current growth rate of European offshore wind would have to double to roughly 7GW/year to reach this goal.


COLLABORATION


In a white paper, the energy experts took a closer look at the North Seas countries (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and the United Kingdom) and found that the region will need to achieve 230GW offshore capacity by 2045 to fulfil the Paris Agreement requirements. Such an upscale in offshore wind cannot be lifted through individual efforts, but only through a new level of collaboration, coordination, and interconnectivity between the North Seas countries.


While the idea is not new, lacking clarity on the way forward has resulted in little progress so far. The North Seas countries will have to join forces in an unprecedented way to get a project of this magnitude off the ground. From spatial planning, to market design and implementation, the task calls for a new way of thinking: business cases have to be redefined to reflect societal and environmental profits.


MOVING FORWARD


With higher shares of renewable energy, the stability of the grid heavily depends on an increase in flexibility options and a strong network to support this. The Ecofys and Navigant team expects the share of dispatchable energy in the grid to go down from 95% today to 25% in 2045. They estimate the North Seas region will need


up to 50-80GW of new interconnector capacity to balance the grid.


KEY STEPS


Developing a long term spatial planning strategy and a robust 2045 roadmap for flexibility options will be two of the key steps. The energy experts recommend establishing a methodology to value grid stability to incentivise and accelerate the rollout of interconnectors. Joint strategic planning will secure operational security during and beyond the energy transition.


Michiel Müller Managing Director Ecofys


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