News item | 2014-01-30 | 16:13 PM

Danes best at wind power

Vattenfall, the largest operator of land-based wind power in Denmark, helped to set a new world record in wind power.

According to figures from Energinet.dk, 54.8 per cent of Denmark's electricity generation came from wind power in December. It has never happened in any country before that wind power, on a monthly basis, stood for half of the electricity generated.

For the whole of 2013, 33.8 per cent of the electricity consumed by Danes was generated by wind power.

Vattenfall, the largest operator of land-based wind power in Denmark, helped to set a new world record in wind power.For the whole of 2013, 33.8 per cent of the electricity consumed by Danes was generated by wind power.

The record for the highest share of wind power in one day was beaten on 21 December when the Danish wind power turbines generated more power than was used in total in Denmark on this date.

Vattenfall's wind farms in Denmark generated a total of 1,172 GWh.

In total, Vattenfall contributed 10.6 per cent of the combined wind generation figure in Denmark in 2013, which amounted to 11,100 GWh.

In spite of the record, 2013 was on the whole a bad year for wind with the exception of December. The record was achieved thanks to a capacity increase as a result of new wind power turbines.

Vattenfall will not erect any new wind farms in Denmark in 2014, but in the coming year the Klim wind farm will undertake an extensive repowering process. The existing old 35 wind turbines will be dismantled and replaced by 22 modern 3 MW turbines during the year. This makes Klim Denmark's largest land-based wind farm.