On and offshore wind integration
Thanks to its central European location and its strategic position on both the North and Baltic Sea, the Elia Group plays a major role in the development of on- and offshore wind. While 50Hertz is developing the offshore grid in the Baltic Sea, Elia is active in the North Sea.
In order to make use of the renewable potentials, the expansion of the grid infrastructure is essential. After all, the electricity produced on the sea has to be transported to the consumers. Submarine cables have to be built from scratch in order to connect offshore wind farms to the land. The onshore grid also has to be expanded in order to further transport wind energy towards the consumption centres.