WindGuard works in numerous international cooperation and R&D projects. On this page you find a selection of our ongoing publicly funded flagship-projects.  

PROMOTioN - Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks

PROMOTION seeks to develop meshed HVDC offshore grids on the basis of cost-effective and reliable technological innovation in combination with a sound political, financial and legal regulatory framework.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691714.

  • Total volume: 51.7 Mio €
  • PROMOTION is funded under the EU Horizon2020
  • Funding WindGuard: 330 400 €
  • Project period: Jan 2016 - Dez 2019

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Baltic Integrid

The Interreg project Baltic InteGrid provides a professional network for expertise exchange and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on the optimization potential of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea Region by applying the meshed grid approach. Within the range of international partners Deutsche WindGuard investigates on the cost and benefits of a meshed offshore grid in the Baltic Sea and will analyze and implement cross border cost allocation methods. Furthermore it will give input related to the supply chain of offshore wind energy technology.

  • Total volume: 3.9 Mio €
  • Funding WindGuard: 149 750 €
  • Project period: Nov. 2015 - May 2019

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"Safeguarding health and safety in the offshore wind industry with development of competencies, coordination and appropriate learning environment"

The main target of the project „BestOff“ is the optimization of security and health prevention for offshore employees. Gaps in security and health management shall be uncovered. The development of guidelines and innovative studying techniques shall lead to a further development in this sector.     

  • Total volume: 1.3 Mio €
  • Funding WindGuard: 200 969 € 
  • Project period:  Apr 2016 - Mar 2019

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Optimization of Rotor Blades - Part 2

The project works on the optimization of rotor blades of existing wind turbines. The goal is to achieve higher energy yields and thus increasing the individual conribution of each turbine to climate targets without adding to new installations.

  • Total volume: 340 000 € 
  • Funding WindGuard: 182 435 €
  • Project period: Jan 2014 - Mar 2017


Cooperation-project: Due to the expansion of renewable energy, transmission systems and distribution grids are more heavily loaded than they were in the past. Smart distribution grids and interfaces are required for a sensible utilisation of the energy fed into the grid. This will require reliable studies that allow for a geographic analysis based on real operational data, and thus an accurate understanding of the energy flows under different boundary conditions. GEOWISOL  analyses temporal and geographical correlations and anti-correlations between the feed in of wind and solar power and the regional consumption. 

  • Total volume: 338 130 €
  • Funding WindGuard: 118 786 €
  • Project Period: Sep. 2015 - June 2017

Your contact with regards to the Flagship-Projekten:

Cornelia von Zengen 
Quality Management & Public Relations
Tel: +49 (0)4451 9515-240
E-Mail: c.vonzengen@windguard.de