OffshoreGrid is a techno-economic study within the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. It develops a scientific view of an offshore grid in Northern Europe along with a suitable regulatory framework considering technical, economic, policy and regulatory aspects.
Running time: May 2009 – October 2011
The assessment for a techno-economic analysis consists of two modelling tasks, one focusing on offshore grid infrastructure, and the other on the power market. The geographical scope is, first, the regions around the Baltic and North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. In a second phase, the results will be applied to the Mediterranean region in qualitative terms. Conclusions and policy recommendations will be drawn for all regions.
The project is targeted at European policy makers, industry, transmission system operators and regulators. Regular feedback from stakeholders is ensured via interviews, regional stakeholder workshops, scientific discussions and a stakeholder advisory board.
The OffshoreGrid consortium is led by 3E and made up of consultancies, research institutes and industry representatives from six different European countries.