The electricity generated by offshore wind farms is transmitted to the onshore network through the offshore high-voltage grid.
Such cable connections to shore alone will not suffice in a future energy system with greater demand for flexibility and integration into the energy system. The government is therefore investigating new ways of bringing energy generated offshore to land and integrating it into the energy system.
Exploration of Offshore Grid Landing
For the purpose of the Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030, a study was conducted in 2018 - in consultation with local stakeholders - to determine the most promising locations and routes for bringing energy to shore: the Exploration of Offshore Grid Landing 2030 (VANOZ). Based on this, 4 national government coordination procedures have been launched. You will find all the information you need on the VANOZ project page.
VANOZ projectpage (in Dutch)
Exploration of Offshore Wind Energy Landing
In the current Exploration of Offshore Wind Energy Landing (VAWOZ), we are looking at how the energy generated by future projects can best be brought to shore. The exploration covers the form (electrons or hydrogen molecules), the mode of transmission (cable, pipe or ship) and the route and energy demand (location and capacity). You will find all the information you need on the VAWOZ project page.
VAWOZ project page (in Dutch)