What is the News?
Denmark’s government has approved a plan to build an artificial island in the North Sea. It is a part of its effort to switch to green energy.
What is Energy Island?
- An energy island is based on a platform that serves as a hub for electricity generation from surrounding offshore wind farms.
About the Artificial Island Project:
- Purpose: Its primary purpose is to provide large-scale offshore wind power. It also aims to connect and distribute power between Denmark and neighbouring countries.
- Location: The artificial island will be located about 80 km into the North Sea. The majority of it will be owned by the Denmark government.
- Significance: The project is being called the largest construction project to be undertaken in Denmark’s history. It is estimated to be as big as 18 football pitches.
Source: Indian Express