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Work Packages

Work Package 1 - Project Management

The content management, coordination, administration and communication tasks are the responsibility of the Lead Partner with the support of an external expert. The aim of the content management of the project is to achieve the project’s output targets in an effective and collaborative manner. WP1 is implemented continuously throughout the project.

This Work Package is led by: Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM) assisted by REM · Consult.

Work Package 2 - Baltic Offshore Grid Forum

The project will host a series of conferences and workshops under the umbrella of the networking platform "Baltic Offshore Grid Forum" (BOGF). As a conference platform, the BOGF will build upon the project’s existing region-wide network of relevant experts and contacts related to offshore wind, sustainable energy and grid development, actively pursuing the participation of more stakeholders. Increased international networks will enhance stakeholders’ capacities to work in a transnational environment and to optimize use of human and technical resources, which is considered indispensable to foster the sustainable development of offshore grid infrastructure.

Outputs:

  • Baltic Offshore Grid Forum (BOGF)
  • Reports of the seminar results
  • Reports of the country workshop results
  • Key conferences & communication tasks

This Work Package is led by: German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation (Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE)

Work Package 3 - High-Level Baltic Grid Concept

Innovative research efforts drawing from technological models, interviews, transnational data collection and electricity market simulations will yield state-of-the-art insights specific to the region. This newly created in-depth information renders the currently rather opaque conditions of a meshed grid in the Baltic Sea region transparent and accessible, outlining the necessary framework, possibilities and obstacles. The research is interdisciplinary, covering all major fields that influence Offshore Wind Energy infrastructure development, and international, investigating the national contexts of each Member State to come to a conclusion about the region.

Outputs:

  • Intermediary report - policy & regulation
  • Qualified Overview Paper: grid supply chain & related business opportunities for SME
  • Technology catalogue, Cost model approach, Report & Scientific publication
  • Impact mitigation strategy of the Baltic Offshore Grid
  • Spatial maps of variations and optimisation of Baltic Grid component location
  • Cost-benefit report for a meshed-offshore grid approach in the BSR
  • High-Level Concept for the Baltic Offshore Grid

This Work Package is led by: Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden (EAS).

Work Package 4 - In-depth feasibility studies

This work package's aim is to develop prefeasibility studies for two specific grid interconnection case studies in the Baltic Sea region. The studies will be released as standalone documents in the form of a report. Correlated to the Baltic Grid Concept, the Studies are more specific in character than the Concept. The feasibility studies assess two concrete initiatives in the detail required for a prefeasibility study. They will shed light on the important fields of the energy cooperation within the Baltic Sea Region, and will be included within the scope of the Baltic Sea Concept (i.e. by referring to them in the Baltic Grid Concept). The two scenarios will be specifically determined in consultation with the target groups within the project.

Outputs:

  • (Prefeasibility) case studies

This Work Package is led by: Foundation for Sustainable Energy.

Work Package 5 – Recommendations

The project will produce practical recommendations for policy makers, regulators and authorities concerning offshore wind power grids (to the Ten Year Network Development Plan, Maritime Spatial Plans and related to Policy and Regulation), which will help to set up efficient governance structures and foster suitable policies, thereby increasing their institutional capacities in this field.

Outputs:

  • Recommendations to the TYNDP on the development of a Baltic Offshore Grid
  • Offshore Grid-related Recommendations to Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Recommendations on Policy and Regulation

This Work Package is led by: Aalto University.