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Denmark was the first country to install offshore wind turbines more than 30 years ago and has been first mover in the wind industry for decades. Today, onshore and offshore wind turbines provide more than 37.6% of Denmark’s electricity consumption but we plan to go further, as 50% of the electricity consumption will be generated by wind energy by the end of 2021.

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 4,800 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 DKK 0,77 per kWh. 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:

- Explore more than 190 ‘Solutions’ within Wind Energy
- Connect with 170 ‘Profiles’ within Wind Energy

Interested in learning more?
For further information on Wind Energy, please contact Anette Kørschen Brænder, Senior Project Manager, / +45 4010 6518.

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