This market consultation focusses on HVDC technology for grid connection concept ‘IJmuiden Ver’, will be held during Q1 2017 and focusses on the following main question:
How to connect 6GW wind energy in the ‘IJmuiden Ver’ wind area which will be realized at a pace from 1GW per year starting in 2024 (operational)?
with the goal to achieve:
lowest LCOE of wind energy as a whole (including grid connection, losses, reliability, O&M, etc).
This size of the wind area and the foreseen timeline will give the opportunity to develop new, innovative and efficient offshore grid connections solutions. 1 of the options is to establish such connections using offshore HVDC platforms. Wind turbine energy feed-in can be either directly at 66 kV, or via AC substations at 155 kV.
See section II.1.4)
Please note that the estimated date of publication of contract notice (see section II.3) is preliminary and no rights can be derived from this.