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Illustration of possible, artificial energy island in the North Sea

The images in the galley are schematic illustrations of some of the functions that an artificial energy island of 3 GW in the North Sea may be able to accommodate. Please note that the scope, appearance and exact features of the island have not yet been determined. Source: Danish Energy Agency. 

Film about North Sea Wind Power Hub

FILM: WHY ARE ENERGY ISLANDS A GOOD IDEA?

What is the idea of energy islands? What do they look like? How can they contribute to Europe's green transition?

Get the answers in this short film from the international consortium, North Sea Wind Power Hub.

Read more about the North Sea Wind Power Hub here.

Energy islands - green energy to more countries

Energy islands must be connected to several countries

Until now, each country in Europe has developed offshore wind separately. With the energy islands, things are changing. But it takes more than a few days to build an electricity connection between two countries and an energy island.
 
In the video, Energinet's Hanne Storm Edlefsen reveals the good reasons why it takes some time.

Energy Island in the North Sea

Areas in the North Sea

  • The wind turbines will be at least 80-100 km. off the coast at Thorsminde.
  • The energy island in the North Sea must have a capacity of 3 GW when it is completed. In the ' 30s, capacity must rise to 10 GW.

  • The energy island in the North Sea must be connected to Denmark via the West coast of Jutland and to one or more other countries.

  • NB: The maps are illustrations and measures are not exact. 

Energy Island in the Baltic Sea

Areas in the Baltic Sea

  • In the Baltic Sea, Bornholm will function as a physical energy island, while the associated offshore wind farms will be located south and south-west of Bornholm.

  • The wind turbines will be 15 kilometres from the coast south of Rønne. The energy island in the Baltic Sea must have a capacity of 3 GW when it is completed.

  • The energy island  in the Baltic Sea must be connected via an electricity cable to Bornholm, Zealand and one or more other countries than Denmark.

  • NB: The maps are illustrations and measures are not exact.