Denmark and the United States have signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation on offshore
wind energy projects.
On May 4, 2016 at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., Danish Ambassador
Lars Gert Lose (pictured right) and BOEM Director Abigail Ross Hopper (pictured
left) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to recognise their countries'
common interests in developing offshore wind as a clean and sustainable
is a historic event for our respective countries as we work together to
share knowledge, experiences, data and best practices relevant to offshore
wind energy development,"
said Director Hopper. "This
MOU represents an exciting milestone toward achieving a clean energy future."
High priority areas for cooperation under the MOU includes knowledge sharing
on: supply chain, offtake, grid integration/interconnection, system planning
to optimise offshore wind energy deployment, data on the benefits of offshore
wind energy, and strategies for achieving cost reductions.
"This agreement is a testimony to the strong Transatlantic ties between
Denmark and the U.S."
Ambassador Lose said. "Denmark has
been using offshore wind power as an energy resource for 25 years and I
am delighted that we - by sharing our knowledge and experience - can help
promote renewable energy in the world's largest economy."
Denmark and the U.S will promote information sharing, best practices, and
policy initiatives to support development and regulation of offshore wind
energy resources in the two countries. They will also work to identify
and discuss challenges associated with financing and risk management for
offshore wind energy facilities.
Image via Twitter (Abigail Ross Hopper)