Wind power delivered 47% of Denmark's electricity in 2019, a new record


Wind power delivered almost 47% of Denmark's electricity in 2019, beating the previous record of over 43% in 2017, according to industry association Wind Denmark.

Last year 46.9% of the country's electricity consumption was covered by wind energy, up from 40.7% in the previous year, which had seen lower wind, and 43.4% in 2017.

Total output from Danish wind farms was 16.0 terrawatt-hours last year, up from 13.9TWh in 2018 and 14.8TWh in 2017.

Wind Denmark chief executive Jan Hylleberg said generation had been boosted by the 407MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm (pictured).

He said: “2019 appears to be an average wind year, but Horns Rev 3 was connected to the grid, which is why we now see a big leap in the production of green power from wind turbines.

“This is really gratifying, and we are fast approaching a milestone where wind turbines cover half our electricity consumption.

“I expect this to happen during 2020 or by 2021, when the next 600MW offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak is expected to be operational.”

Wind Denmark also said that the average settlement price for wind power fell by 12.7% in 2019 to 26.5 ore (€0.035) from 30.3 ore a kilowatt-hour in 2018.

However, despite the fall, the price was higher than in 2014–2017 period