Seeking a roadmap toward 2040 targets, Norway identifies 20 potential areas for future development.
NVE (Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate) has today presented their recommendations for new potential areas suited for offshore wind development in Norway. The 20 areas identified, on assignment from OED (The Oil and Energy Department), are key for Norway to reach its target of 30 GW allocated by 2040. The areas are in addition to Sørlige Nordsjø Phase 1 (1500 MW) and Utsira Nord (1500MW), which are areas scheduled for auction in 2023. An auction for Sørlige Nordsjø phase 2 has been proposed in 2025.
The potential areas include both fixed and floating sites located along the west and north coast. Further investigations are required for each of the sites, which are expected to be reduced in both number and size as site investigations proceed.