Grid connection

COBRAcable back in operation

The COBRAcable, which connects the Dutch and Danish electricity networks, is back in operation again after a failure in the cable since the end of September 2020. The interconnector is designed in such a way as to enable the connection of an offshore wind farm at a later stage. The COBRAcable is a 325 km…

TenneT joins European TSOs in carbon footprint reduction initiative

A group of European Transmission System Operators (TSOs) will jointly investigate how to reduce their carbon footprint. The result of the joint initiative will be a paper to be completed by mid-2021. This Green House Gas (GHG) reduction effort will tackle TSOs’ own carbon footprint while also addressing much greater opportunities at system level, driven…

Longest Dutch onshore sustainable energy connection ready

The onshore cable connection for the 382.7 MW Fryslân Wind Farm is ready. With 55 kilometres it is the largest onshore sustainable energy connection in the Netherlands. The connection will start transporting the electricity produced by 89 wind turbines in the IJsselmeer sometime in 2021. The 110 kV onshore cable connection runs from the onshore…

Offshore Coalition to cooperate on the sustainable deployment of offshore wind energy

By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, 18 organisations from across Europe, comprising NGOs, wind industry and transmission system operators, committed themselves to cooperate on the sustainable deployment of offshore wind, while ensuring alignment with nature protection and healthy marine ecosystems. Collaboration and long-term planning is needed for the EU to fulfil its climate…

October shows new record in wind energy production

Last month showed a record in the production of wind energy in the Netherlands. This is evident from the monthly figures of Energieopwek.nl. The record high production is caused by the addition of new wind turbines to the grid and some days with strong winds. October had a few windy days. 12 days showed an…

ENGIE and Bredenoord bring joint battery box solution to market

ENGIE and Bredenoord, developer of decentralized energy systems, will jointly market a fleet of battery boxes. The so-called Battery Box can reduce the use of fossil fuels in existing energy systems. The fleet of batteries currently consists of six Battery Boxes that can be used individually or in combination. The Battery Box is a mobile…

Tampnet to supply 4G/LTE coverage for Gemini OWF

Norwegian communication network operator Tampnet has been awarded a contract to supply 4G/LTE coverage for the 600 MW Gemini Offshore Wind Farm and the Service Operation Vessel (SOV) and Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV) working in the wind farm area. Tampnet operates an offshore high capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of…

TenneT and Van Oord start research into biodiversity improvement at cable intersections in the North Sea

TenneT will conduct research in collaboration with Van Oord to improve biodiversity at cable intersections in the North Sea. In a pilot project, different types of stone are deposited at cable crossings at twelve locations to investigate which application stimulates biodiversity. The offshore connection for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm is the first area…