Site Development Plan
Amendment and updating of the Site Development Plan
Site development plan 2023 and environmental reports
The initiation of the procedure for amending the site development plan was announced on 17 December 2021. Several rounds of participation of the national and international authorities as well as the public have since taken place. The updated site development plan 2023 and the environmental reports were announced and published on 20 January 2023. Subsequently, the documentation of the handling of the comments will be made available.
The final documents published on 20 January 2023 are currently only available in German. Translations are being prepared and will be published on this site as soon as possible.
Site Development Plan 2020
Induced by the draft law amending the Offshore Wind Energy Act (WindSeeG) and other regulations adopted by the German Federal Cabinet on June 3, 2020, and in particular due to the increased expansion path to 20 GW of installed offshore wind capacity by 2030 envisaged therein, it was necessary to update and amend the Site Development Plan 2019.
As the first step in the process, on June 19, 2020, BSH publicly announced the initiation of the update and amendment of the Site Development Plan 2020 (FEP 2020) and the anticipated scope of the update and amendment. A two-stage consultation process with a hearing and a discussion hearing followed. Based on the results of the participation process and the consultation, the Site Development Plan 2020 and the environmental reports were published on December 18, 2020. The documents can be found on this page in the column on the right in English and Polish (Baltic Sea only).
Site Development Plan 2019
In 2018 and 2019, the BSH has for the first time prepared the Site Development Plan in accordance with §§ 4ff. WindSeeG and carried out a strategic environmental assessment. The FEP 2019 was published on June 28, 2019.
The Site Development Plan 2019 makes determinations for offshore wind farms and grid connection systems for the period from the commissioning year 2026 to at least 2030.
The Site Development Plan 2019 and the Environmental Reports for the North and Baltic Seas were publicly notified on June 28, 2019. The documents can be found on this page in the column on the right in English and Polish (Baltic Sea only).