The energy supply of the future
So far, 50Hertz has received a total of 21 applications for the grid connection of offshore wind farms (OWFs) in the German part of the Baltic Sea. Once completed, the OWFs will generate 5,000 megawatt (MW), or the equivalent of five conventional large-scale power plants.
From sea to the onshore transmission grid
50Hertz is responsible for the grid connection of all wind farms in the Baltic Sea. EnBW Baltic 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, has been officially operational since 2 May 2011. The 21 wind turbines each generate 2.3 MW, generating a total of approximately 50 MW. Around 50,000 households can be supplied with this electricity.
Since late 2015, the Baltic 2 offshore wind farm is also part of the grid. Other projects are either under construction or being planned.