France Energies Marines, Tecnalia, University College Cork and EDP NEW have been contracted by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, to conduct a study investigating the offshore energy potential in the Atlantic Ocean.
The technical potential of offshore energy generation was analysed in the continental European parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Republic of Ireland (topography; wind, wave, tidal currents and floating offshore solar resource; most suitable locations).
The consortium also looked at the need and potential to develop a meshed offshore grid in different parts of the Northern Atlantic Ocean, helping the Member States of the region to increase renewable power generation and meet their decarbonisation objectives in a more cost-effective way.
The study formulates recommendations for future offshore renewable energy projects including their technically exploitable potential and options for connection to the grid.
It integrates a set of technical and regulatory constraints as well as non-technical aspects and includes a set of policy recommendations to address implementation challenges and barriers.
During this side event, the methodology and ORE deployment scenario, including grid options together with non-technical challenges and policy recommendations for each region, will be presented.