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The Swedish project development company Landinfra Energy (Landinfra) is investigating the conditions for the establishment of offshore wind in the Swedish economic zone and Swedish territorial waters.
The company has selected nine areas along the Swedish coast where the conditions for offshore wind will be investigated. The areas are Falkenberg/Halmstad, Baltic Edge, Öland/Hoburg (three subareas), Slite, Oxelösund, Hudiksvall, and Sundsvall. All the locations are within the areas that the Swedish Energy Agency, together with nine other authorities, have proposed as suitable for wind power. Landinfra has chosen the areas based on criteria such as community interests, proximity to grid connection and greater existing or planned electricity consumption, reasonable investment costs, the possibility of a relatively low production cost, and natural values. The nine areas are estimated to have a potential for an installed capacity of between 5 and 8 GW. In addition to the nine areas, Landinfra has defined a number of alternative locations for offshore wind within the Swedish economic zone and Swedish territorial waters.
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