Denmark, Germany and Sweden connect into unique “super grid”

United by a pan-European plan of the transition from carbon to sustainable energy, as well as neighboring geographical location, Denmark, Germany and Sweden combine their efforts to establish an offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak. The offshore power plant will become the connecting link for their common power grid in the Baltic Sea after 2018.

It should be noted that there are no similar projects in the world yet. The essence of it lies in the fact that all electric power generated by the new wind farm will directly flows into these countries through power grids. The construction of Kriegers Flak pursues an aim to do so that as many European consumers as possible will be able to gain access to electricity from renewable energy sources. This in turn will consolidate regional energy markets and significantly enhance the reliability of supplies.

With total installed capacity of 600 MW the wind farm will be erected in the Baltic Sea in the shelf area of the Danish part of the reef with the same name. Moreover, Kriegers Flak will be situated next to German offshore wind farm Baltic II (288 MW). Making use of such advantages of location, generated electric power will be able to flow into German power grid through Baltic II, that has a connection with Baltic I (48 MW). And Sweden will also gain access through Danish grids.

The wind farm will be composed of two partitions: a western one of 200 MW sweeping 69 km² and an eastern one of 400 MW sweeping 110 km². Also a channel dredging area is specified, which will separate these two areas. And the total area whereon the wind farm will be overspread (considering all communications) will reach nearly 250 square kilometres.

All three countries participating in the “super grid” project are exemplary today in climatic goal setting and obligations to achieve energy sustainability. And the work on establishment of Kriegers Flak demonstrates to the entire world the uppermost level of effective association in consolidation of regional energy markets, safety improving of power supplies and, more importantly, in the real capability to solve acute climatic problems.

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