2013 marked many records for the expansion of wind energy in Denmark. At year end, more than 33% of Danish electricity was supplied from wind turbines and 656 new MW were connected to the electricity grid - of which 307 MW were land-based.
This marks an increase of 3,12 percentage points, which is the second-largest ever recorded in Denmark, only surpassed by a 6,27 percentage point increase in 2011.
Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality accounts for half of newly installed wind capacity
“In 2009 we made an energy plan that mapped out the municipality and the possibilities for erecting wind turbines. So there have been some active visionaries, which have made the necessary investments, most recently the 22 turbines at Nørhede-Hjortmose. We have also had local municipal debates about wind turbines and the political position has been that it is natural that we erect turbines when we have the area space available, and at the same time there has been many economic and employment-related interests linked to putting up wind turbines”, says Iver Enevoldsen, Mayor of Ringkøbing-Sjkern
2013 wind expansion
Expansion in 2013: Offshore (349,20 MW), Onshore (307,4 MW), Deregistered (46,9 MW – only onshore).
Source: Danish Wind Industry Association