Denmark invests in more offshore wind power  

A new 200 MW offshore wind farm supplying 2% of Denmark's total electricity needs will be built at Rødsand in the waters south of the island of Lolland
Denmark is taking another significant step towards a renewable energy future, with the awarding of a concession to build a new 200 MW offshore wind farm at Rødsand, in waters south of the Danish island of Lolland. The Danish Energy Authority received two bids to build the wind farm, officially known as Rødsand II, the winning bid coming from E.ON in Sweden.
According to a press release on the Danish Energy Authority's website, Rødsand II will annually supply about 200,000 households with electricity, corresponding to about 2% of Denmark's total electricity consumption.

The new offshore wind farm will cover an area of 35 square kilometres and is slated to come on stream in September 2011. Climate and Energy Minister Connie Hedegaard says in the press release that she is pleased that the swift progress of the project will enable Rødsand II to be operational as soon as possible:
"It is important that Denmark increases the share of wind power in the electrical supply. This is crucial to Denmark living up to its obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and meeting EU renewable energy requirements, as well as reducing dependence on fossil fuels in the long run."

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