Remarks by Joachim Balke, Head of Unit Networks & Regional Initiatives, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission at Global Transmission’s “Offshore Wind Transmission Europe 2020” virtual conference
Offshore wind is surging ahead in Europe and is now a key component of the European energy transition agenda. Strong support from policymakers and regulators, the drastic fall in technology costs, demonstrated competencies in installation, and economic success in recent auctions has heightened interest in the offshore wind industry. Global Transmission Report recently organised a virtual conference on Offshore Wind Transmission to highlight the opportunities and discuss technologies and solutions for the development of the next wave of offshore wind transmission infrastructure in Europe. Joachim Balke, Head of Unit Networks & Regional Initiatives, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission delivered the keynote address at the conference.