With roughly 8 GW of offshore wind capacity in operation and deployment targets of 40 GW of offshore wind power capacity by 2035 and 70 GW by 2045, German policy makers and energy players have a successful history of developing, installing, operating, and maintaining offshore wind projects. The United States, on the other hand, is poised to accelerate its offshore wind deployment on two coasts and is in a favorable position to take advantage of substantial technology learnings, economies of scale and cost reductions achieved in Germany and in Europe.
With the goal to better understand and navigate a constantly evolving landscape of offshore wind farm needs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action was pleased to welcome the expert delegation from Canada to this knowledge exchange. This delegation trip is part of a broader scale effort to strengthen the energy and climate cooperation between Germany and the United States, encourage the exchange of ideas, and promote policy and technology expertise.
KEY FEATURES OF THE EXPERT DELEGATION TRIP
- Presentations on the regulatory, technical, and economic issues facing the offshore wind market in Germany.
- Meetings with offshore wind energy experts and executives from Germany.
- Site visits to the trade show “HUSUM WIND – Transforming Energy” and large-scale offshore flagship projects along Germany’s wind-rich northern coast.
- Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange and networking opportunities with stakeholders from policymaking and industry seeking to advance the offshore wind deployment.
- Group discussions aiming to identify actions for continuing cooperation and to turn learnings into actionable items.