Integrating wind energy in Denmark requires a well-developed transmission infrastructure, capable of handling fluctuations
In 2019, wind energy in Denmark provided more than 47.2 per cent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption. However, we plan to go even further, as 50 per cent of the consumption is expected to be covered by wind by the end of 2020.
The total Danish wind energy capacity reached 6 GW in 2018, which will increase significantly in the coming years as major offshore projects are currently underway. Denmark’s large-scale wind energy integration is made possible by a well-developed transmission infrastructure, capable of handling fluctuations. For example, the Danish grid is connected to the neighbouring countries, allowing for the import and export of energy during peak periods.
We invite you to explore wind energy related solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest wind energy news and discover real-life case examples of how wind technology can help solve your energy issues.
On 15 April, House of Green hosted leading policy makers and industry players for a Green Talk on how to employ offshore wind in Europe. During the event, participants looked at the EU Green Deal and discussed the main hurdles in fulfilling the ambitious deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe as set out by the offshore renewable energy strategy. Read the headlines or re-visit the event here.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners plans to build Europe’s so far largest Power-to-X-facility in Esbjerg, Denmark. A green investment of EUR 1 billion that will help convert power from offshore wind turbines to green ammonia for the agriculture industry, district energy for Esbjerg households and green fuel for the shipping industry.
Denmark has reached a landmark agreement on the construction of an energy hub in the North Sea. The energy hub will be an artificially constructed island 80 kilometres from the shore of the peninsula Jutland. It will be owned by a public-private partnership. The hub will strengthen the integration of Europe’s power grids and increase renewable electricity production necessary for a climate neutral Europe.
A consortium consisting of ten project partners has received funding for the three-year ‘DecomBlades’ project, which seeks to provide basis for commercialisation of sustainable techniques for recycling wind turbine blades.
Denmark is establishing two new energy islands off the coast of Denmark. The energy islands will be completed by 2030, and will be able to supply 5 GW of power from offshore windfarms. This is enough to meet the average electricity consumption of 5 million households. New visualisations reveal what the larger of the two islands may look like.
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Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date – Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm – is now ready to send green electricity to the Danes’ sockets. In the long term, the park will be able to supply what corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of approx. 600,000 households.
Our scope of work was: electrical and mechanical assembly works of 124 TPs (connecting the underwater monopiles with the offshore wind towers) for the largest offshore wind farm in the world (Hornsea Project One)
Fritz Schur Energy has a track record with more than 30 years of designing and supplying reliable hydraulic solutions and components for the wind turbine industry, both on- and offshore. This is our foundation for offering you aftermarket solutions that meet your needs and demands. We offer: OEM Spare parts and supporting systems Full hydraulic […]
In a challenging, competitive market it is not enough merely to foster a great idea. It is imperative to develop, nurture and manage the project throughout the entire process to reach the targeted goal at the right time. Fritz Schur Energy excels in process management from the early development start-up and design phase, through analysis, […]
Haldor Topsoe, Vestas and Skovgaard Invest are the architects behind a new project that sets out to build the world’s first green ammonia plant by 2022 at the commercial scale of 10 MW power. Green ammonia, produced from renewable energy, has the potential to replace significant volumes of fossil fuels and help accelerate the global green transition.
Google’s datacentres are set to receive renewable energy from the largest onshore wind farm in Scandinavia. The amount of energy the windfarm is able to produce is equivalent to keep 175.000 households running. The first 33 General Electric (GE) Cypress wind turbines with a height of 220 metres each have been erected at one of […]
To achieve the global ambitions for a green transition, large sums of finance are needed. This white paper features ideas and solutions for how to achieve the goals and it is meant to serve as an inspiration for everyone involved in the green economy.
Advantis has solved some of the main issues for the industry, where all companies make their own tools the challange has been to make ONE tool fitting to all “Tower” in this case for both SGRE and MVOW The coorporation and the results were presented on Wind Europe 2019 in Copenhagen. – Innovative common […]
This year, Spica Technology celebrates the 5-year anniversary on the lifetime extension project of the 10 Wind World W5200 750 kW turbines in Nauen wind farm for wpd windmanager GmbH – all still running successfully with the Spica Retrofit Controller.
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.
This policy toolkit is the first of three on Danish lessons learned in the area within wind energy. The three wind policy toolkits all focus on key aspects, challenges, and barriers with regard to increasing the share of wind energy. This first wind toolkit addresses the challenge of integrating increasing shares of fluctuating wind power […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
The Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics group at The Department of Energy Technology (Aalborg University) is a world-class research center within the field of power electronics. The purpose of the group is to develop innovative power electronic converters and systems to all relevant applications, which are efficient, reliable and cost-competitive by means of reduction in […]
This Sino-Danish project deals with research, development and demonstration of a full-scale microgrid. The work will be carried out by two highly rated Universities, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Tsinghua University (China), in cooperation with Kamstrup, leader of smartmeters and smargrid ready components in Denmark and the company Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, […]
This policy toolkit presents lessons learned in Danmark on the physical planning of wind turbines. Key points Choosing the optimal locations for wind turbines should be based on a carefully designed and informed planning process that takes economic, environmental and public considerations into account. Wind resource assessments are fundamental to estimate the wind power production […]
System Integration of Wind Power – Experiences from Denmark Integration of variable renewables into the grid is sometimes and misleadingly presented as an invincible task. The Danish case proves this wrong with around 30% wind in the power supply – planning for 50% in 2020. Long-term planning In Denmark, long-term planning has ensured timely and […]
In Thisted Municipality we have two national Test Centers and development is also taking place within biogas and solar energy. Large Wind Turbines In 2012 the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, Oesterild, was opened. It has a capacity of 7 test benches for wind turbines with a height up to 250m. For more […]
The Danish government is working towards making the Danish economy less dependent on fossil fuels. Many other countries have the same goal, which means that the global market for renewable energy, energy-efficiency and climate-technologies will grow substantially in many years to come. Moreover, the green-energy market will become increasingly competitative and a global scale Therefore […]
In order to ensure the country’s energy security, Denmark must be independent of fossil fuels. It is the long-term goal of the Danish Wind Industry Association. The vision for Denmark to be fossil free opens up several new possibilities. Apart from the immensely important act of responding to climatic changes due to our greenhouse gas emission, the promotion […]
Research in wind turbine aerodynamics and wind turbulence with emphasis on their interaction Funded by the former Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (now Innovation Fund Denmark) The Centre conducts basic research in wind turbine aerodynamics and wind turbulence with emphasis on their interaction. The aim is to develop reliable and verified simulation tools for design […]
How can the Danish power system be developed to handle 50 % wind power and other renewable energy in the future? Energinet.dk has presented this, among other challenging problems, to Danish experts and foreign consultants in the EcoGrid.dk project. Phase 1 of the project has been completed and the conclusion is clear: The challenges demand a reassessment […]
As transmission system operator, Energinet.dk must ensure that R&D is conducted for the benefit of Danish society and the electricity sector. Energinet.dk finances its R&D activities on the basis of the electricity and natural gas transmission tariffs, and conducts a number of R&D activities. However, R&D is generally carried out by external collaboration partners. ForskEL […]
Global hub for wind energy innovation
Denmark is a global hub for wind energy innovation and development and the Danish wind industry employs more than 30,000 people. Today, there are more than 5,500 onshore and 500 offshore wind turbines in Denmark and they are located in 78 out of 98 Danish municipalities.
The availability of a highly skilled workforce, superb facilities for testing prototypes and a comprehensive network of companies, research institutions and government research programs make up an innovative R&D environment like no other place in the world. In Denmark, you can test all parts of a wind turbine form nacelles to blades to full-scale, almost market-ready, turbines, which is why companies from all over the world have located central parts of their R&D operations in Denmark.
Securing a stable and cost-effective supply
Denmark’s large-scale wind energy integration is made possible by a well-developed transmission infrastructure, capable of handling fluctuations. The Danish grid is connected to the neighbouring countries, allowing for the import and export of energy during peak periods. As Denmark continues to develop and expand a flexible and intelligent national power grid it will be possible to integrate even more wind energy in the system.
Not only does grid-integration of wind energy secure a stable supply of energy – it also secures a cost-effective one. Today, Danish onshore wind energy is the cheapest source of energy, and the winning bid in the latest tender process for an offshore wind farm is down to EUR 49.9 per MWh Calculations of energy prices are based on the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) model developed by the Danish Energy Agency. It is designed to assess the average lifetime costs of providing one KWh for a range of power production technologies, including wind energy, to optimise decision-making regarding the energy system.
Wind energy for all
Danish technology and know-how in the field of wind energy are applied not only in Denmark, but all over the world. Through pioneering wind power solutions, Denmark has demonstrated that low carbon transition does not hinder the formation of prosperity and wealth. We invite you to explore wind energy related solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest wind energy news and discover real-life case examples of how wind technology can help solve your energy issues. Connect with us: email and phone number.
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