As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the Essen-based energy company RWE was awarded two offshore wind sites. In the North Sea, RWE was able to secure a lease (N-3.7) for an offshore wind farm with a potential capacity of 225 megawatts. A second site in the Baltic Sea (O-1.3) with a potential capacity of 300 MW, was also awarded to RWE. The company intends to leverage synergies from its existing offshore wind farms in the delivery of both projects, which are scheduled to go into operation in 2026.A competitor of RWE holds so-called step-in-rights for the lease in the Baltic Sea (O-1.3). As a result, a final award decision may not be made until the beginning of November. RWE and its partner Northland Power hold step-in-rights for another of today’s auctioned sites, N-3.8 in the North Sea, which has a capacity of 433 MW.