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RWE: Fair to question if offshore wind should be settled by lottery

The German utility isn’t disinclined to enter talks with Danish authorities on changing the future tender design for offshore wind. But if it’s going to be a beauty contest, one must tread carefully, says offshore wind CEO.

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Sven Utermöhlen’s politeness becomes clearer by the minute. He probably has better things to do than wait for a technically impaired reporter feverishly trying to make his Microsoft Teams connection work. After all, as chief executive of RWE’s offshore wind division, he is bound to the task of tripling the world’s already second largest portfolio ahead of 2030.

Nevertheless, he waits patiently and smiles into the webcam. When the reporter after 10-12 long minutes has finally found a usable, though by no means optimal, solution to his computer troubles, he shrugs forbearingly.

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