Wind Supergrid to Connect Europe in North Sea

Wind Supergrid to Connect Europe in North Sea

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wind-offshore-ws-flickr.jpgProgress has already been made in Copenhagen at the UN Climate Change Conference in the realm of renewable energy. Nine European countries, it was announced on Monday, signed the North Seas’ Countries Offshore Grid Initiative, a plan to create an offshore wind power supergrid in the North and North West seas.

The plan, signed by Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Ireland, will link offshore wind parks in various countries –so wind power from Ireland could be used in Germany, for example. Ireland said the plan will allow Irish wind farms to “connect directly to Europe, not only securing Ireland’s energy supply but allowing us to sell the electricity produced here on a wider market.” The same holds for all countries involved in the deal.

(READ MORE from Ariel Schwartz at Fast Company)