EU Commission approves wind farm Thor's subsidy model

Denmark's budget of EUR 874m supporting the design, construction and operation of offshore wind farm Thor has now been approved.

Photo: Jens Dresling

The subsidy model for Denmark's forthcoming offshore wind farm Thor has been green-lit by the European Commission.

In a statement, the Commission writes that it "found that the aid is necessary and has an incentive effect, as the Thor offshore wind project would not take place in the absence of the public support. Furthermore, the aid is proportionate and limited to the minimum necessary, as the level of aid will be set through a competitive auction".

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