Denmark Reaches 5 GW Wind Energy

State of Green
By Anne Vestergaard Andersen, October 28, 2015

At the end of August, Denmark was able to celebrate another wind-milestone, as onshore and offshore wind jointly raised the capacity to 5,010 MW. Continued success requires hard work and support from both industry and politicians.

Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Danish wind industry has been the front-runner and formed the basis for a global and significant industry. At the end of August the red-white wind energy capacity took a leap, as it reached 5 GW.

According to the Danish Energy Association’s basic data registry the Danish wind turbines reached precisely 5,010 MW, of which onshore represents 3,739 MW, while offshore accounts for 1271 MW.

The Danish wind turbines are expected to produce electricity equivalent to approximately 43% of Danish electricity consumption in 2015, which is a clear world record. The production corresponds to the Danish wind turbines covering more than the electricity consumption of all Danish households as well as public institutions.

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The good news brings a smile to the CEO of the Danish Wind Industry Association Jan Hylleberg:

-The Danish Wind Industry Association is evolving rapidly, and 5 GW is a great milestone. We should not forget that we have a lot of hard work ahead of us before we reach the objective of an energy system free of fossil fuels. 

Source: The Danish Wind Industry Association 

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