DTU Wind Energy
Establishing offshore wind farms in Denmark
In Denmark, new offshore wind farm projects can be established according to two different procedures: a government tender or an open door procedure.
A government tender is carried out to realise a political decision to establish the project as part of the Danish development of renewable energy.
The Danish Energy Agency tenders out the project in an open competition to obtain the lowest possible costs. Energinet.dk may be responsible for preparing the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ) and the electricity link to land.
In an open-door procedure, the project developer applies to the Danish Energy Agency for a licence to carry out preliminary investigations and establish an offshore wind farm in the given area. The Danish Energy Agency clarifies whether there are any competing public interests and, where possible, issues the required licence. The project developer receives the same price supplement as for new onshore wind turbines and has to finance the connection of the project to the electricity grid on land.
Source: The Danish Energy Authority
Risř National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy is a national laboratory within the Technical University of Denmark. Established in 1958, Risř today has a staff of about 700, more than half of which are scientists. The objective of Risř's research is to provide industry and society with new solutions, with due consideration to the demands for significant reductions in the consumption of resources and environmental impact worldwide. Risř participates in Danish and international research programmes and conducts research and consulting activities for industry and governmental authorities.
As of 1st January 2012, the former Wind Energy Division, Risř DTU, became part of a new department - DTU Wind Energy. This department now also includes two groups from DTU Mechanical Engineering whose core activities are fluid dynamics and composite mechanics, and two groups from the Risř DTU Materials Research Division where the research is focussed on composite materials and metals. In total 235 employees are now working within research, education, innovation and research-based consultancy. These changes strengthen the capabilities and the position within the wind energy sector.
Reasons for participating
In the South Baltic Offshore project DTU Wind Energy will provide input from a university and research in general in the university-business match and network. A wind resource map of the South Baltic Sea will be developed. Moreover Risř will develop and give expert lectures in the summer school and a road show on offshore wind energy.
Through our participation we will work to enhance the knowledge and use of the latest research within offshore wind energy.