Gasunie backs island vision
Dutch gas grid operator joins North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium
Dutch gas grid operator Gasunie is joining the North Sea Wind Power Hub consortium which seeks ways to develop large-scale sustainable energy system in the North Sea.
The other members of the consortium are Dutch/German transmission operator TenneT and Danish counterpart Energinet.dk.
The companies said the collaboration is a “key step” towards the realisation from 2030-2050 of a North Sea wind power hub that could support 100GW of offshore wind farms.
The hub would consist of so-called ‘power link islands’ interconnected to several wind farms and countries bordering the North Sea, the partners said.
Image: an impression of one of the island hubs (TenneT)