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Amprion (Germany) and Statnett (Norway) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hybrid interconnector for offshore wind between the two countries.
The aim of the collaboration is to jointly evaluate technical and economic aspects. The hybrid interconnectors not only connect two countries directly with each other; they also link offshore wind farms. This allows wind energy to be flexibly integrated into the European electricity system and increases capacity for international electricity exchange. The Norwegian government announced that it would designate areas for 30GW of offshore wind capacity by 2040. The German government's expansion targets envisage increasing the installed capacity of offshore wind energy to at least 30GW by 2030 and at least 70GW by 2045.
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