Danish Wind Energy Production  

Sets World Record

2014.01.20

Denmark is the first country ever to generate more than 50% of its electricity from wind power over a whole month.

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 in December.

“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 in Brande.

Heading for a fossil free Denmark

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%.

Denmark has set the ambitious target of reaching 50 % electricity from wind power by 2020 and the recent records show that the country is moving visibly towards this goal. Increasing energy from wind is part of becoming a nation free of fossil fuels by 2050.

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