Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak offshore windfarm in the Baltic has received the green light from the Danish authorities to start producing power and is expected to begin doing so by the end of January 2021/early February
The Danish Energy Agency has granted Vattenfall an electricity production permit and issued an electricity production licence for Kriegers Flak.
The offshore windfarm is Denmark’s largest to date. Denmark’s Minister of Climate, Energy and Supply Dan Jørgensen said first power from Kriegers Flak “is a milestone for Danish wind energy.”
After first power is achieved, the wind turbines on the project are expected to be continuously connected to the electricity grid until the entire offshore windfarm is connected. Kriegers Flak is expected to be fully connected by 31 December 2021.
Vattenfall took a final investment decision for Kriegers Flak in late 2018. When the company secured the award to build it in 2016, Kriegers Flak came in at what was at the time the lowest bid price ever for power from an offshore windfarm.
Kriegers Flak will have 72 turbines of 8.4 MW each and a capacity of 604.8 MW.