The period for submitting appeal against the final plot decisions of the Dutch Council of State, I to V for the Wind Farm Sites at Borssele, closed on Friday 20 May 2016. No appeals were submitted. Therefore all Wind Farm Site decisions for Borssele are permanent.
This is good news for the progress of the offshore wind farms in the Netherlands. Currently RVO.nl assesses the applications for subsidy and permits for the Wind Farm Sites I and II of the wind farm zone at Borssele. The tender for Wind Farm Sites III and IV will close at the end of September. Next year the call for tender for innovation of Wind Farm Site V will follow.
At least 1400 MW wind capacity will be provided in the wind farm zone in Borssele. This amount is enough to provide more than 20% of all households with sustainable electricity. Offshore wind farms are part of the Dutch Energieakkoord.