According to new figures from Energinet.dk, the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity, a world-record achievement of 57.4% of electricity was produced by wind turbines
“This is a milestone for the Danish wind power industry. It is extremely important that we are able to demonstrate that a far greater proportion of electricity can come from wind than was previously believed” said Henrik Stiesdal, CTO of Siemens Wind Power
2013 full of wind records
2013 was also a record year for wind power generation
in Denmark when viewed across the entire year. A full 33.8% of the electricity consumed in Denmark came from wind turbines, which is the first time that any country has topped the one-third mark.
Furthermore, on a single day – 21 December 2013 – Danish wind turbines produced more electricity than the country’s total consumption, i.e. more than 100%.
“It’s a real plus for credibility when you’re marketing a message that green conversion is feasible. Not least when you have such a capable distributor as Energinet.dk in Denmark,” said Stiesdal.