COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has authorized Energinet to conduct feasibility studies for offshore wind farms in the Danish North Sea I area, starting in the second quarter.
Energinet’s program will include geophysical and geotechnical studies of the area designated for offshore wind farms and potential cable disembarkation corridors, along with marine biological studies to be carried out over a larger area around the possible offshore wind farms.
Results should ensure that the offshore wind farms can be established with the least possible risk for a future developer, the DEA said. And the developer will be able to use the findings for a later environmental impact assessment of the project.
The North Sea I area studies will take place ahead of a final political decision on the location of offshore wind farms in the area. This is based on the Climate Agreement on Green Power and Heat 2022, DEA added, which opened the way to studies for all known “attractive” offshore wind locations from the 2022 screening.
The government determined that areas that can accommodate an additional minimum of 4 GW of offshore wind will be offered for construction by year-end 2030.