Facilitating large scale offshore wind energy production by developing offshore storage and transport alternatives (DOSTA)

The ambition of the Dutch government to establish 75 GW offshore wind capacity by 2050 poses key challenges for transporting electricity produced to shore in the Netherlands and for coping with its intermittency.

In targeting these challenges, this project examines (i) offshore energy storage options (electricity pumped storage and conversion to hydrogen) and (ii) alternative methods to transport electricity and/or hydrogen to shore and their feasibility for implementation in the Dutch North Sea.

Funding: NW PhD@SEA programme.

Industrial and Societal Partners: Ocean Grazer B.V., Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG, NOGAT B.V., Noordgastransport B.V., Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht (NeVER), Loyens & Loeff, NOGEPA, New Energy Coalition (NEC), TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research), TenneT TSO B.V., Vattenfall, SmartPort Rotterdam, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V., EBN B.V.

Researchers RUG: Prof. M.M. Roggenkamp, Faculty of Law, Prof. dr. A.I. Vakis and Prof. dr. B. Jayawardhana of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Dr. C. Zuidema, Faculty of Spatial Sciences