New project to enable artificial energy island

Realizing the vision of an artificial North Sea energy island surrounded by offshore wind turbines will be enabled through a new project led by Denmark's Technical University in cooperation with the Federation of Danish Industry and domestic TSO Energinet.

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The vision of an artificial North Sea energy island capable of supplying neighboring countries with renewable power has existed for long time. Now a new project titled North Sea Energy will explore what can be done to make the island a reality. 

The project is led by the Center for Electricity and Energy and a unit of Denmark's Technical University (DTU), Elektro, with the participation of the Federation of Danish Industry and the country's transmission system operator, Energinet. Other participants include Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, ABB, NKT, Siemens, Ørsted and Energy Innovation Cluster. The next 18 months will be spent figuring out which areas of research and technological development are necessary to secure the vision's realization.

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