- Published: 31 August 2017 31 August 2017
In the first half of 2017, the wind energy transferred by the transmission system operator TenneT from the North Sea to the shore rose to 7.77 terawatt hours (TWh)). In a half-year comparison, the result of the first half of 2017 exceeded that of the first half of 2016 (5.18 TWh) by 50%, which at the same time corresponds to the 72% of total output for the year 2016 (10.83 TWh).
In total, TenneT has nine offshore grid connection systems with a joint 5,221MW capacity for transmitting offshore wind energy to the power grid. TenneT will complete three further grid connection systems by the end of 2019, which will make available a transmission capacity of 7,132MW from the North Sea. There are plans for four more connections by 2025, which will increase North Sea transmission capacity to over 10,000MW.