The Danish Energy Agency reopens two projects

On 1 February 2023, the Danish Energy Agency suspended the processing of 33 open-door projects pending further clarification of EU legal issues.

The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Supply has now assessed that the establishment permits issued by the Danish Energy Agency in autumn 2022 for Aflandshage Offshore Wind Farm and Frederikshavn Offshore Wind Farm are not in breach of EU law. The projects were granted feasibility study permits in 2019 and 2018 respectively.

The Danish Energy Agency has therefore reopened the case for Aflandshage and Frederikshavn Offshore Wind Farm.

At the same time, the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Transport has assessed that permits issued for already established offshore wind farms are not in breach of EU law either.

Next steps

The Energy Agency will assess the other projects under the open-door scheme as soon as possible.

The Danish Energy Agency will communicate with stakeholders on a regular basis regarding the further process for individual cases.

Source: Danish Energy Agency