Hermann Scheer, chairman of Eurosolar (European Association for Renewable Energy), critized the European supergrid project.
The EUR 30 billion plan for the supergrid connecting off-shore wind farms and other renewable energy producers sounds fascinating at the outsed, but mainly helps off-shore wind farm operators, thus playing into the hands of the big utilities, he said.
He called decentralized electricity generation by multiple players, e.g. municipalities and private investors, an economically much more attractive and desirable option. Onshore and nearshore wind farms were able to produce at much lower cost, and this would not change in the future. The best proof were the much higher feed-in tariffs for off-shore wind energy than for onshore wind energy.