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Webinar – Connecting Large Quantities of Offshore Wind: Offshore Bidding Zones

NorthWind is collaborating with Ocean Grid and UiO (University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law) to organise this webinar about connecting large quantities of offshore wind.


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The webinar will be held by Assistant Professor Ceciel Nieuwenhout, from the University of Groningen.

This webinar will be hosted on zoom, join the zoom meeting

About the topic and the speaker:

The North Sea coastal states have ambitious plans regarding offshore wind energy. The current system of bidding zones (extension of onshore bidding zones) is not fit for large quantities of offshore wind. In this presentation, dr. Ceciel Nieuwenhout will explain the issues with the current bidding zone system, especially in combination with hybrid assets (cables that serve both to export wind energy and to facilitate trade between countries). Afterwards, she will go into a promising solution, namely offshore bidding zones. She will explain the concept and the relevant considerations, as well as the legal framework for such new bidding zones and the consequences it has for wind farm developers and cable owners.

Dr. Ceciel Nieuwenhout is currently an assistant professor in Energy Law at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The webinar is orbanised by NortWind and University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law.

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