30 GW by 2030: Germany releases Plan for major Expansion of Offshore Wind Energy


The German Ministry of Economy and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) of Germany has released a new plan for the development of offshore wind energy. The plan aims to achieve a goal of 30 GW by 2030, which is a significant increase from the current capacity of 8 GW. The plan also lays the foundation for exceeding that goal by an additional 10 GW by 2035.

The new plan is a crucial step towards achieving Germany’s ambitious renewable energy goals. It will not only increase the amount of energy generated from offshore wind but also support the research and development of offshore wind technology. The plan identifies specific areas in the North and Baltic Seas for wind energy development, sets out the years for tendering and commissioning, and establishes connections to the grid.

The Minister of Economy and the Environment, Robert Habeck, said that the plan is a significant step towards achieving the country’s renewable energy goals, and that the plan’s release shows that the government is committed to accelerating the development of renewable energy. He also added that the plan is a part of the government’s master plan to achieve its high goals for renewable energy.

The plan also includes provisions for research and development, as well as connections to other European countries to ensure a consistent supply of renewable energy. The plan will accelerate the realization of network connections and identify further connection systems. The interconnection with other European countries is increasingly important to ensure a sufficient supply of renewable energy. With the release of this plan, Germany is showing its commitment to accelerating the development of renewable energy and working towards a more sustainable future.

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