Offshore Hubs in Europe: Harnessing offshore wind via transnational approach

With regards to offshore wind expansion in Europe, numerous ideas have been floated, but the premise remains the same—harness the North Sea’s favourable wind conditions as a source to supply nearby countries with clean electricity. In this regard, energy islands, or hubs, have been a perennial topic of conversation over the last few years. In fact, the idea of energy islands was conceptualised in 2017, when the TSOs of the Netherlands and Germany—TenneT BV and TenneT TSO GmbH respectively, along with Denmark’s TSO, proposed the NSWPH.

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