Wind Generated 140% Of Denmark’s Electrical Needs

Posted by NAW Staff on July 13, 2015 No Comments
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14411_thinkstockphotos-463945301 Wind Generated 140% Of Denmark's Electrical Needs On July 9, Danish wind farms produced nearly 140% of the electricity used by the small Nordic nation.

According to, which owns the Danish electricity and gas transmission system, the event produced a new record for the country.

As reported by The Guardian, 80% of the surplus power was shared between Germany and Norway, with the remainder supplied to Sweden.

The event is no anomaly as renewable energy advocates project that Denmark could be producing half of its energy from renewable sources before 2020. The government aims to be producing 84% of Denmark's electricity needs through wind power by 2035.

Although coal is the main energy source in Denmark, wind energy supplies nearly 30% of the country's electricity.

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