New German offshore wind law before parliament

Germany could pass a new law by the end of this year enabling a major expansion in the country’s offshore wind generation capacity

Germany could pass a new law by the end of this year enabling a major expansion in the country’s offshore wind generation capacity, the environment ministry has confirmed.

The new rules, published in draft form in August, would shift responsibility for planning the connection of wind farms with the grid to the country’s transmission system operators (TSOs). This would replace an existing collaborative planning system involving both TSOs and offshore wind operators.

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