Engineering

Number of Wind Turbines Triple on Baltic and North Sea

Very good news from North – and Baltic Sea: network operators have finally done their homework and the mains is connected to large wind farms partially useless standing around since 2013 in the sea. 2015 were 546 plants with a capacity of almost 2282 MW to the grid. Thus, the number of plants on the net has tripled.

Hides are also a huge nuisance behind the message of the Association of wind energy: because 297 of 546 new connected systems – so more than half of the wind mills – have can produce up to two years current. They were built in the North and Baltic Sea namely already in 2013 and 2014, but had to wait until 2015, until they were finally connected to the network. This 297 plants have a capacity of 1340 MW.

That is no small thing, considering that Germany took in, every year to bring offshore wind turbines with a capacity of 700 MW to the grid. This means: the capacity of two years was useless in the landscape around. After all, network operators such as TenneT have resolved this congestion.

Number of connected systems triple

Also, 249 plants were closed, which were built by 2015. They reach a capacity of 923 MW. But not all plants, which were built in the last year also. Capacity that are already pre-built further 41 wind mills with 246 MW are connected in 2016. But this is really just a piece of cake compared to the past.

Number of Wind Turbines Triple on Baltic and North Sea
2015 went nine wind farms to the grid: eight in the North Sea, in the Baltic Sea.

Therefore, offshore wind energy has enormously increase their capacities. Only 246 wind turbines in the North and Baltic Sea is turned end of 2014. Now are overall a 792 plants with 3294 MW of power to the grid. The performance has increased compared to 2014 to 225%. All equipment produced electricity by 2015 more than 8 terawatt-hours. This is equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than two million households.

Germany takes second at offshore wind energy

“We are now 2015 – after several years of bringing up in this country – to position 2 on the island of Great Britain”, Norbert Giese, Chairman of the Steering Committee of offshore wind energy in the machine-building Association VDMA said on Monday in Berlin. “Also, because we have solved many problems of the past in the past year. We have produced by 2015 already 1.4% of the consumed current in Germany from the sea.” You include the power generated by the wind turbines on land the wind energy is already a share of around 10% of electricity production.

However, the wind power on land is increasingly a problem child. Just, the Association presented renewable energy for 2015 a little positive balance sheet. Then the annex land has fallen strongly.

These wind turbines went by 2015 on the network

Of course, offshore industry will remain by 2015 for an exceptional year. Currently, plants with a capacity of 956 MW under construction, only in the North Sea are according to the Deutsche WindGuard. Investment decisions have already fallen for another 865 MW.

Number of Wind Turbines Triple on Baltic and North Sea
2015 so many offshore wind farms in the North and Baltic Sea went on the network like never before. The number of wind turbines to the grid increased from 246 end of 2014 on 792 systems end of 2015.