Romania’s Offshore Wind Energy Resources: Natural Potential, Regulatory Framework, and Development Prospects
The purpose of the grant is to perform an exploratory investigation of the Romanian potential for offshore wind power, build capacity regarding this field at national level and provide inputs that will represent the foundation for more future initiatives concerning offshore wind development in the area. An analysis of the technical natural potential of offshore wind in Romania that highlights two potential development clusters, an assessment of the existing regulatory framework and the main challenges, as well as an evaluation of the key opportunities and pathways for the sector’s development were provided as part of the project.
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Study: Romania’s Offshore Wind Energy Resources: Natural Potential, Regulatory Framework, and Development Prospects (November 2020)
The study assesses the natural and technical potential of Romania’s offshore wind sector, identifying two potential clusters with most favourable conditions for a first stage of offshore wind development. Offshore wind generation can offer numerous advantages: high full-load hours, high operating hours, rather low variability and, consequently, greater predictability and lower forecast errors, as well as lower balancing power needs compared to onshore wind and solar PV.