Artificial island to provide lighting for 80 million European households
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German-Dutch TenneT and Danish Energinet transmission system operators are planning to build an island in the North Sea to support the North Sea Wind Power Hub, a large connection point for offshore wind turbines. Located halfway between Britain and Denmark, the hub will concentrate the electricity generated by offshore wind farms in the North Sea and distribute it to 80 million households in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Norway. The total power could amount to between 70,000 and 100,000 MW, more than that of the French nuclear fleet, which totals 63,100 MW.