Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for Denmark

Approximately 23.7% of Denmark’s energy consumption came from renewable sources in 2012, 38.3% from oil, 19.4% from natural gas, and 13.8% from coal. The production from wind turbines alone corresponded to 30% of the domestic electricity supply, compared to 28.2% in 2011. The total domestic supply was nearly the same in 2012 as in 2011.

Wind power capacity in Denmark increased by 210 MW in 2012, bringing the total to 4,162 MW (Table 1). There were 220.6 MW in new turbines installed while 10.7 MW were dismantled. Most of the installed wind turbines in 2012 were onshore, while 14 of the 111 planned 3.6-MW turbines were installed offshore in the Kattegat project Anholt. The largest rated turbine to be installed in 2012 was the 6-MW Siemens turbine at the Oesterild Testsite.

In March 2012, a broad majority of the Danish Parliament approved a new political agreement on energy. This Energy Agreement is an important step towards fulfilling the 2050 target. The plan includes installation of 1,500 MW of new offshore turbines and 500 MW of new land-based turbines in addition to an expected 1,300 MW of repowering. Read the entire report here.