Published: 08 December 2009 08 December 2009
Nine European countries signed a political declaration on the North Seas Countries Offshore Grid Initiative. The Initiative will examine the construction of an offshore wind energy grid, or “Supergrid” in the North and North West Seas.
It will involve Ireland and the UK, the Benelux countries, Sweden, Denmark, France and Germany. It will build on work carried out to date, particularly with the Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) infrastructure project. It was agreed to establish a concrete plan and timeline for the project. Early next year, a meeting of all relevant political, industry and regulatory stakeholders will take place.