EnBW gets greenlight for subsidy free He Dreiht

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 13/04/2017 EnBW
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) successfully been awarded connection capacity for the He Dreiht offshore wind farm. The connection capacity was awarded as part of the first capacity auction the German Government is hosting for offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Sea.

EnBW submitted a bid for a the construction of the wind farm with a capacity of up to 900MW and without subsidy support under the country's Renewable Energy Act (EEG). EnBW that this is possible due to it location to the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms, synergies can be achieved during its construction and maintenance.

Grid capacity was awarded for the year 2025 and EnBW confirmed that it will continue with the development of the project up until this time. The company stated that it will take into account the technical development of the industry during its development. EnBW currently operates two offshore wind farms with total capacity of around 336MW.

DONG Energy was also named as one of the winners of the capacity auction and was awarded a total of 590MW for three projects, Borkum Riffgrund 2 (240MW), Gode Wind 3 (110MW) and  OWP West (240MW). The three projects are planned to be commissioned in 2024, subject to Final Investment Decision by DONG Energy in 2021. For two of the projects – OWP West and Borkum Riffgrund 2 – DONG Energy also made subsidy free bids.

A second auction for offshore wind turbines will take place on 1st April 2018 and a capacity of 1610MW in grid connection capacity.

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