Germany, Belgium and Denmark encourage the increase of Europe's offshore wind capacity

09/06/2017 10:13 Renewable

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Germany, Denmark and Belgium joined with 25 industry giants, including Dong Energy and Siemens Gamesa, to issue a statement hoping to increase Europe's offshore wind capacity in the next decade.

In their joint statement, signed on Tuesday at Offshore Wind Energy 2017 in London, energy ministers from the three countries and chief executives from 25 companies hope to deliver a significant amount of new offshore wind power between 2020 and 2030, as it is reflected in National Strategies, where they exist. At present, Europe has around 13 GW of offshore wind capacity.

 

In the last two years, offshore wind costs in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark fell by almost 50% due to technology development and are expected to decline further, becoming competitive with new conventional generation, such as gas power plants before 2030.
 

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