The Danish energy, power and thermal Minister
Lars Christian Lilleholt approved Energinet.dk's application for investment
in a new power cable that will link the East Danish and German power grid
through the Baltic Sea.
the approval, the Danish-German project now begin to enter into contracts
with suppliers in order to meet the completion deadline, scheduled for
the end of 2018.
"The Minister's approval is important and helps to shape the future
of cross-border electricity market, how much more electricity to be traded
back and forth across borders. Danish power plants and wind turbine owners
can on the one hand sell more power to German consumers and monetize it.
On the other hand, Danish consumers buying power in Germany, for example.
when it is not blowing, and wind turbines are stationary. This makes the
green transition cheaper and more efficient," says Torben Glar
Nielsen, technical director of Energinet.dk.
The 400MW connection is a joint project between Energinet.dk and the German
electricity transmission operator 50Hertz. Energinet.dk explained that
it is the first electricity interconnector between the two countries which
also connects two countries' offshore wind farms together.
The Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers
Flak, which parliament with
energy agreement from 2012 decided to build in the Baltic Sea, coupled
with the submarine, the German side goes out to the two German offshore
wind farm Baltic
1 and Baltic
Energinet.dk explained that the Combined Grid Solution (CGS), valued at
EUR 320 million, can also export electricity generated from power plants,
wind turbines, solar cells, etc. on land for consumers in the other country,
contributing to a higher energy security for both Denmark and Germany.
An electricity plant built in Bentwisch in order to synchronise power from
the East Danish and German systems.
The European Commission has designated Kriegers
Flak as a Project of Common
Interest, and the EU has indicated to support the project with up to 150
million euros from the European Energy Programme for Recovery.
Flak offshore wind farm, located
in the Baltic Sea, will have a capacity of 600 MW and will supply approximately
600,000 households with electricity. The
wind farm is expected to be in operation before the end of 2021.
Energinet.dk is responsible for the construction of the offshore and onshore
grid connection for integration of electricity generated from Kriegers
There is intense competition to build the Kriegers
Flak project, with eight applications
submitted to the Danish Energy Agency prior to the October 2015 deadline.
Since the deadline seven companies/consortia have pre-qualified to bid
on the project.
For more information about Kriegers
Flak, please follow the links
provided. Alternatively you can view the project on our interactive
map which also displays interconnector