In 2017 in the Belgian part of the North Sea, 2,867 gigawatt hours of electricity was produced, enough to satisfy the average electricity consumption of around 800,000 families.
In the second half of 2018, Rentel – the fifth wind energy project, presently under full construction – will also start producing electricity. As a result, in 2018 the electricity production of offshore wind farms will rise to 3,600 gigawatt hours, equivalent to the electricity consumption of a million families.
Offshore wind energy already contributes a substantial proportion of green electricity. Especially in the winter months, with December and January foremost, the offshore wind farms are operating at full power.
Overview of the installed capacity of wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea:
– C-Power (2009): 325 MW
– Belwind (2010): 171 MW
– Northwind (2014): 216 MW
– Nobelwind (2017): 165 MW
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