System integration offshore wind. Phase A pVAWOZ 2031-2040

Exploration of Cable Landing Points for Offshore Wind Energy Programme 2031-2040

The Netherlands intends to be climate neutral by 2050. This means that large amounts of renewable electricity and low-carbon hydrogen are needed. To achieve this, the timely development of large-scale offshore wind energy is crucial. The government’s ambition is therefore to realise about 50 GW of offshore wind energy by 2040.

The VAWOZ (Exploration of Cable Landing Points for Offshore Wind Energy) Programme 2031-2040 examines how energy from offshore wind farms, which have yet to be built, can be brought ashore in the form of electricity or hydrogen in the period 2031-2040.

CE Delft is responsible for the themes of system integration and economics as part of the VAWOZ 2031-2040 Programme.

The system integration theme provides insight into the impact of the landing of offshore wind on the entire future energy system in the Netherlands. The impact of the incorporation of offshore wind energy into the energy infrastructure on land, the required energy infrastructure at sea and the (direct) utilisation of wind energy are examined.
Within the economy theme, an assessment is made of the economic impact of the landing points. This uses a broad concept of well-being, including both priced and unpriced effects (such as environment and space). The effects of well-being are examined in a broad sense and outlined in a summary of costs and benefits.

In February 2024, the draft Memorandum on Scope and Level of Detail (Notitie Reikwijdte en Detailniveau, NRD) of the VAWOZ 2031-2040 Programme was made available for review. It can be found here

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