A first Cost Evaluation of North Sea Offshore Wind Post 2030 study was conducted on behalf of the consortium. In addition to the study, the consortium prepared a concept paper that includes the consortium’s view of this study including its (conclusions and limitations) as well as recognizing the other topics regarding spatial planning and its views on.
Our overall message is that long-term spatial planning and possible co-utilization of offshore wind areas in the North Sea requires urgent progress to unlock the regional cost-effective offshore wind energy potential of the North Sea contributing to the Paris Agreement goals. These wind farm and transmission infrastructure projects face already long lead times in planning and development. The consortium acknowledges that an internationally coordinated roll-out of offshore wind energy transmission and interconnection assets has substantial benefits, but also has an impact on the North Sea environment.