EEG Progress Report “Offshore Wind Energy”

For the next EEG Progress Report, IKEM is investigating the legal framework for electricity generation and transmission from offshore wind energy

EEG Progress Report “Offshore Wind Energy”

For the next EEG Progress Report, IKEM is investigating the legal framework for electricity generation and transmission from offshore wind energy

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The German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is the central law for the promotion of renewable energies and creates the necessary framework for their expansion. In order to determine the effectiveness of the law, regular evaluations are carried out, among other things, on the effects of the EEG on the expansion of the various renewable energy sources. As in the past, the IKEM is involved in the scientific preparation of this progress report on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

Germany aims to increase the share of renewable energies in gross electricity consumption to 65 percent in 2030. To achieve this, the EEG 2021 and the Wind Energy at Sea Act (WindSeeG) provide for an increase in the installed capacity of offshore wind turbines to a total of 20 gigawatts by 2030 and to a total of 40 gigawatts by 2040.

For the EEG Progress Report, the IKEM examines the progress of the expansion, highlights current developments in the industry and develops proposals for the further development of the legal framework for offshore wind energy. In addition to ad hoc statements, the IKEM prepares legal analyses on the regulatory framework for offshore grid connection lines in Germany, on tender designs in the WindSeeG as well as on cross-border projects within the framework of EU-North Sea and EU-Baltic Sea cooperation.