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Denmark & Wind Power

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Offshore Wind Energy Efforts Lagging in the Old Dominion | WVTF

We have had some discussion about the amount of wind power being generated in Denmark, which hit 41% of total electricity in 2014. Denmark is often held up by proponents of wind power to prove that large amounts are both feasible and can be easily integrated into national grid systems.

It is therefore worth putting the figures into perspective.

The first thing to notice is just how small the Danish generation figures actually are, in comparison with the UK and Germany. For instance, output from wind in Denmark was 13.2 TWh, compared to 31.6 TWh in the UK

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http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html

It is immediately apparent from these figures that Danish wind output can easily be absorbed into the German grid. In addition, a lot of Denmark’s electricity is exported to Scandinavia, where it can be used for pump storage.

And on the reverse side, it is not a problem…

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