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Thematic Working Groups

The offshore wind energy sector in the Baltic Sea requires coordinated, interdisciplinary, transnational grid planning to realise its full growth potential. Against this background, Baltic InteGrid is setting up six Thematic Working Groups to implement a set of activities in close dialogue with relevant stakeholders.

Policy & Regulation
  • Legal, regulatory and institutional inventory focusing on the EU level
  • Legal, regulatory and institutional analysis continues on a partner country level
  • Identify & analyse the key challenges in policy and regulation
  • Possible organisation models presented and their implementation costs assessed
  • Recommendations

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM).

Market & Supply Chain
  • Determination of offshore wind energy grid potential & maintenance market in the BSR
  • Supply chain overview for the BSR
  • Creation of contact catalogue (parallel to the supply chain analysis)
  • Identification of future potential production centres in the BSR

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Rostock Business and Technology Development GmbH.

Technology & Grid Design
  • Creation of a technology catalogue
  • Development model for the LCOE of HVDC connected clusters of wind power plants

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Technical University of Denmark.

Environment & Society
  • Identification of potential maritime impacts of a Baltic Offshore Grid (BOG)
  • Identification of impacts of the BOG on environmental protected areas
  • Identification of impacts of BOG on other sea users
  • Identification and analysis of mitigation pathways
  • Impact mitigation recommendations and report

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Foundation for Sustainable Energy.

Spatial Planning
  • Analysis of current development of maritime spatial plans in BSR
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Establishing key spatial constraints in the BSR
  • Identifying potential infrastructure corridors for the Baltic Grid

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Maritime Institute in Gdańsk.

Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Analysis of costs (planning, production, installation; risk analysis, curtailment...)
  • Quantitative modelling: Evaluation of benefits (economic situation, energy market)
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Cost-benefit report

This Thematic Working Group is led by: Deutsche WindGuard.