According to sources, Members of the Dutch House of Representatives recently gave the green light to three offshore wind farms proposed to be built 18 to 22 kilometers off North Holland, South Holland and (Borssele) Zeeland.
The plan, which was proposed last year by the Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and Minister of Infrastructure and Environment Melanie Schultz van Haegen, could become now a reality.
The wind farm at the Borssele site would start later this year, and the other two sites should reach that phase in 2017.
According to the same sources, part of the politicians involved in the approval process still want more clarity on why using three different sites would bring cost reductions.
Energieakkoord, the Dutch Energy Agreement, sets out a target of 3,450 MW of offshore wind energy by 2023.