NC, Denmark Enter Offshore Wind Energy Agreement

North Carolina and Denmark officials signed an agreement that they say “will greatly enhance” the state’s ability to responsibly develop offshore wind energy.

State Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders and Danish Energy Agency Director General Kristoffer Bottzauw signed on Wednesday the memorandum of understanding, Cooperation on Offshore Wind Energy and Related Sectors.

Denmark established the world’s first offshore wind farm, Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm, in 1991 and now, almost half of the electricity produced in the country comes from wind turbines, both on and offshore, according to the release.

Through the agreement, North Carolina and the Danish Energy Agency intend to share best practices, conduct missions with government officials, and identify and evaluate the economic benefits associated with the responsible development of the offshore wind energy sector in North Carolina.

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