North Sea Offshore Network

Wind and solar power | February 2016 - July 2019

The North Sea Offshore Network (NSON) was a research project with the purpose of studying the impact of future offshore wind power and offshore electricity grid on the energy systems surrounding the North Sea. The North Sea Offshore Network consisted of research participants from the UK, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark.

Ea Energy Analyses was part of the Danish project group (NSON-DK) studying the Danish power system through a number of research questions:

  • How will the offshore wind power development affect the variability and uncertainty of variable renewable generation?
  • How will this increased variability and uncertainty influence the balancing of production and consumption in the Danish power system?
  • How will the offshore wind power and offshore grid development influence the electricity markets in the future?
  • How will the offshore grid development influence the security of supply in the Danish power system?
  • Which polity instruments should be applied to support an effective and cost-efficient offshore development?

Ea Energy Analyses’ part in the project was, among other things, to analyse security of Supply using the model SisyfosR.

The Danish project partners were the Department of Wind Energy (lead) and the Department of Management Engineering, both at the Technical University of Denmark, and Ea Energy Analyses.

The project ran from 2016 to 2019.