12 04, 2024

BEMIP Offshore Wind priorities for 2024


The BEMIP Offshore Wind Working Group is implementing strategic priorities for 2024 to further advance offshore renewable energy in the Baltic Sea region. With a substantial potential of over 93 GW for offshore wind energy, the focus is on capitalizing on this resource while enhancing regional cooperation. During the Energy Security Summit held in Marienborg, [...]

11 04, 2024

166 key cross-border energy projects in the EU published

By |April 11th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The European Commission has published the first list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The selected projects will help to achieve the ambitious energy and climate objectives of the European Green Deal. The 166 projects on the list will benefit from streamlined permit-granting [...]

11 03, 2024

The European Commission adopts new network code on cybersecurity for EU electricity sector

By |March 11th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The European Commission has today adopted the first-ever EU network code on cybersecurity for the electricity sector. Foreseen under the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943 (Article 59) and in the 2022 EU Action Plan to digitalise the energy system, this delegated act is an important step to improve the cyber resilience of critical EU energy infrastructure [...]

23 02, 2024

The European Commission calls for evidence on renewable energy auction design for the European Wind Power Action Plan

By |February 23rd, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

The Commission has published a call for evidence on design elements of renewable energy auctions. Interested stakeholders are invited to submit their feedback for 4 weeks until the call closes on 1 March 2024. The evidence collected through this call will help inform a Commission Recommendation and guidance document for EU countries on design elements [...]

20 02, 2024

IPCEI Hy2Infra: Advancing European Hydrogen Infrastructure for Green Transition

By |February 20th, 2024|EU policy, GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND, TECHNOLOGY|

The Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a third Important Project of Common European Interest (‘IPCEI') to support hydrogen infrastructure. This IPCEI is expected to boost the supply of renewable hydrogen, thereby reducing dependency on natural gas and helping to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal and the REPowerEU Plan. The [...]

9 02, 2024

European Commission: EU funding for offshore renewables

By |February 9th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

The deployment of offshore wind energy is at the core of delivering the European Green Deal. The Communication on achieving the EU’s offshore renewables ambitions (COM/2023/668), published in October 2023, underlines the Commission’s continued commitment to reaching the offshore renewables targets and takes stock of the progress achieved so far. It underlines the Member States’ [...]

23 01, 2024

WindEurope: Europe sets course for cooperation on cross-border offshore grids

By |January 23rd, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) published EU Offshore Network Development Plans (ONDPs). The ONDPs are the first comprehensive cross-border review of existing offshore grid capacity and future offshore grid requirements at sea basin level. They will help to accelerate the expansion of offshore wind and facilitate the deployment of innovative [...]

9 01, 2024

Commission urges Member States to enhance National Energy and Climate Plans for EU’s 2030 targets.

By |January 9th, 2024|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The Commission published in December its assessment of EU Member States' draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and issued recommendations to assist Member States in raising their ambitions in line with EU targets for 2030. The final Plans must be submitted by 30 June 2024. The draft updated NECPs bring us closer to meeting [...]

19 12, 2023

New Wind Charter and national wind pledges underline ambition for wind power in Europe

By |December 19th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

The EU’s ambition to advance wind energy took two further steps forward in the margins of today’s Energy Council in Brussels, following up on two of the measures outlined in the recent European Wind Power Action Plan. Firstly, the vast majority of Member States and many leading wind industry representatives have signed up to a [...]

19 12, 2023

EU Governments commit to take urgent actions outlined in the Wind Power Package

By |December 19th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

In October the European Commission published the Wind Power Package: 15 immediate actions to strengthen the competitiveness of Europe’s wind value chain. The European Commission and European Investment Bank are delivering on their bits of the package already. But the bulk of the actions fall to National Governments. So today the Energy Ministers of 23 [...]

15 12, 2023

EU electricity market design deal will help restore investment certainty

By |December 15th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY|

On Wednesday,  13th December 2023, the European Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on the EU’s electricity market design revision. The deal is a good compromise which will help restore the confidence of renewables investors. Crucially it avoids permanently enshrining inframarginal revenue caps in the EU’s electricity market design. Europe needs more renewables as [...]

14 12, 2023

EIB pledges €5 billion for European wind manufacturers and approves €20 billion for new projects

By |December 14th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) today approved a €5 billion tailored initiative to support wind energy equipment manufacturing companies. The financing is part of the EIB’s contribution to the European Wind Power Package, and is designed to further accelerate a just and swift transition to net zero, while boosting home-grown [...]

5 12, 2023

Wind sector launches Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda to boost Europe’s competitive edge

By |December 5th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The European Technology & Innovation Platform on wind energy (ETIPWind) launched its new Strategic R&I Agenda for the period 2025-2027. It calls for €1.8bn of public investment in wind energy research and innovation to boost the development of a resilient, competitive and sustainable European wind supply chain. On 4 December leading wind industry Chief Technology [...]

3 12, 2023

EU leads global initiative at COP28 to triple renewable energy capacity and double energy efficiency measures by 2030

By |December 3rd, 2023|CLIMATE CHANGE, EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

At the World Climate Action Summit in Dubai today, President Ursula von der Leyen launched the Global Pledge on Renewables and Energy Efficiency together with the COP28 Presidency and 118 countries. This initiative, first proposed by the Commission President at the Major Economies Forum in April, sets global targets to triple the installed capacity of [...]

28 11, 2023

Commission sets out actions to accelerate the roll-out of electricity grids

By |November 28th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

Interconnected and stable energy networks are the backbone of the EU's internal energy market and key to enable the green transition. To help deliver the European Green Deal the Commission is proposing today an Action Plan to make sure our electricity grids will operate more efficiently and will be rolled out further and faster. The [...]

28 11, 2023

EU Grid Action Plan will help renewables, urgent action needed on excessive connection queues

By |November 28th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The EU Commission launched an Action Plan for Grids - a 14-point plan to modernise Europe’s electricity grid and prepare for the renewables-based electrification of the energy system. It says €584bn of new investments are required by 2030 to upgrade Europe’s grids. Absolutely. And these investments can’t come soon enough. The current grid can’t accommodate [...]

28 11, 2023

Commission launches first European Hydrogen Bank auction with €800 million of subsidies for renewable hydrogen production

By |November 28th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TECHNOLOGY|

The Commission launched the first auction under the European Hydrogen Bank to support the production of renewable hydrogen in Europe, with an initial €800 million of emissions trading revenues, channelled through the Innovation Fund. Producers of renewable hydrogen can bid for support in the form of a fixed premium per kilogram of hydrogen produced. The [...]

28 11, 2023

Offshore electricity grids among 166 cross-border energy projects for EU support to help deliver the European Green Deal

By |November 28th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS, TOP|

Today, the Commission informed that is taking another step to make the EU's energy system fit for the future by adopting the first list of Projects of Common Interest (PCIs) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMIs) that is fully in line with the European Green Deal. These key cross-border infrastructure projects will help the EU [...]

22 11, 2023

ENTSO-E’s Recommendations for the Announced EU Grid Action Plan

By |November 22nd, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS|

ENTSO-E welcomes the European Commission’s announcement of a proposal for the EU Grid Action Plan as a follow up to the successful forum on ‘Future of our Grids’ on 7 September 2023. With European Commission’s support in raising awareness of the importance of grids in accelerating the energy transition, achieving carbon neutrality is within reach. [...]

30 10, 2023

BEMIP Electricity, Offshore and Hydrogen on the draft list of Projects of Common Interest


European Union is working on new list of Projects of Common Interest (PCI) and Projects of Mutual Interest (PMI) in the areas of electricity, offshore, hydrogen, smart grids and cross-border carbon dioxide networks. According to draft list –it identifies, among others, Priority Corridor Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan in electricity (BEMIP Electricity), Priority Corridor Baltic [...]

27 10, 2023

RE-Source 2023 marks 7.8 GW PPA record but industry indicates bottlenecks to reach EU net zero objectives

By |October 27th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

2023 has set new records in the PPA market with 7.8 GW of renewable capacity secured year to date. By the end of Q3, companies in the ICT sector (2 GW), heavy industry (1.8 GW) and telecoms (650 MW) were responsible for signing over 60% of corporate renewable PPAs. Other sectors like retail, transport, and [...]

24 10, 2023

“Delivering on the EU offshore renewable energy ambitions” adopted as a part of European Wind Package

By |October 24th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

The European Commission has unveiled a communication, "Delivering on the EU offshore renewable energy ambitions," which is a pivotal part of the European Wind Package adopted on October 24, 2023. This communication represents a significant leap forward in the journey toward a more sustainable and renewable energy landscape for the European Union. Offshore renewables are [...]

24 10, 2023

WindEurope: Wind Power Package is a game-changer for Europe’s energy security

By |October 24th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, REGULATORY|

In her State of the Union speech in September 2023 EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the current challenges faced by Europe’s wind energy industry. She committed to ensure the future of wind energy was ‘made in Europe’ - and promised a new package to support the wind industry. Today the Commission unveiled [...]

19 10, 2023

Plan of 16 actions to strengthen wind sector prepared by the European Commission – according to leaked document

By |October 19th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, REGULATORY, TOP|

BalticWind.EU saw leaked Communication from the European Commission “European Wind Power Action Plan” that is supposed to be adopted on 24 October. We present below summary of this document. As a part of the Wind Power Package - Together with this Action Plan, the Commission will adopt a Communication on delivering on the Offshore Renewable [...]

9 10, 2023

Commission approves €193 million Lithuanian scheme to support offshore wind farms

By |October 9th, 2023|EU policy, LITHUANIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The European Commission has approved a €193 million Lithuanian scheme to support offshore wind farms to foster the transition towards a net-zero economy, in line with the Green Deal Industrial Plan. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, adopted by the Commission on 9 March 2023 to support measures [...]

25 09, 2023

CEF Energy: two Baltic projects obtain the status to join the CB RES list

By |September 25th, 2023|ESTONIA, EU policy, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, PROJECTS|

The European Commission has announced today that two more projects have obtained the status required to be part of the List of Renewable Energy Cross-border Projects (CB RES list) under the Connecting Europe Facility for Energy (CEF Energy). The list, launched for the first time in August 2022, has now a total of five projects. [...]

14 09, 2023

Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted: we need to have a 360 degree assessment of how auctions are designed

By |September 14th, 2023|DENMARK, EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Yesterday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech and announced a new ‘Wind Power Package’. What is the opinion of the wind industry sector on that matter? Mads Nipper, CEO of Ørsted shared his thoughts on social media and commented as follow:  Life is full of [...]

14 09, 2023

President von der Leyen is right: wind energy must continue to be made in Europe

By |September 14th, 2023|AUTHORS, EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP|

On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered her annual State of the European Union speech. As she addressed the EU Green Deal, the President stressed that the wind industry, so central to its delivery, was facing a unique set of challenges. To address these challenges, President von der Leyen announced a new [...]

20 07, 2023

European Parliament vote sends strong positive signal for renewables investments

By |July 20th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

Yesterday, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) formally agreed its position on the ongoing EU electricity market design revision, largely backing the European Commission’s proposal for a targeted reform. The Committee voted to maintain the merit order system and to avoid inframarginal revenue caps which fragment the internal energy market and [...]

26 06, 2023

63.3 million euros to support investment in Swinoujscie seaport’s capacity


Poland has received PLN 4.4 billion in funding from the EU's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for transportation projects. June 21, 2023, a meeting of the CEF Coordinating Committee was held to approve the results of the competition. Poland repeated its success from the CEF Transport 2021 competition and once again ranked first in terms of [...]

19 06, 2023

RED II: Breakthrough for an ambitious expansion of renewable energies in the EU


On June 16, the member states of the European Union approved a comprehensive redesign of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in the Committee of Permanent Representatives. The European target for renewable energies will thus be significantly increased from 32% to 45% in 2030. This means a doubling of the share of renewable energies compared [...]

15 06, 2023

WindEurope: NZIA: act now or Europe’s wind turbines will be made in China

By |June 15th, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

The EU wants to massively expand renewables and strengthen Europe’s clean energy supply chains. But its Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA) falls short and needs beefing up. If Europe gets NZIA wrong, it’ll end up building wind farms with turbines manufactured outside of Europe, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson explains in a video. New data shows what’s [...]

2 06, 2023

Electricity market design: European Parliament mustn’t undermine climate or energy security

By |June 2nd, 2023|EU policy, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

The EU is debating a revised electricity market design. The European Commission has proposed a targeted reform to end the investment uncertainty caused by uncoordinated Government interventions in electricity markets. The European Parliament and Member States should stick to this proposal. But lead MEP Nicolás González Casares has proposed unhelpful things on revenue caps: lowering [...]

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