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Denmark and U.S sign wind MoU

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: Tom Russell 16/05/2016 BOEM
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 energy source.

"This 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)


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