Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets enables import wind energy from Denmark

COBRA Cable. Photo TenneT

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) announced yesterday that it has expanded the rules for the international electricity trade. The expansion makes it easier to import wind energy from Denmark.

As of end 2019, wind energy from Denmark can be transported via the COBRA cable. This cable is a 325 km interconnector between Eemshaven in the Netherlands and Endrup in Denmark. It has a capacity of around 700 MW. The decision is a step forward in the energy transition as it improves the stability in green and affordable power supply in the Netherlands.

The expansion also enables long-term capacity auctions between the Netherlands and Denmark. This creates lower risks for companies. The adaption is already being implemented so companies can properly prepare. Source: ACM

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