The wind power industry of Denmark had a remarkably productive day; the collective output from the wind farms across Denmark amounted to 140% of the domestic power requirements of the country. The spare electricity was exported to its three neighboring countries including Norway, Germany, and Sweden.
Of the excess power generated by the Danish wind farms, 80% was consumed by Germany and Norway. Both the countries divided their share equally and have conserved it for use in the hydropower systems. Sweden was the recipient of the one-fifth of the surplus energy produced.
The European Wind Energy Association is overjoyed with the news and has declared that this incident is an indicative of the future of the renewable energy, whereby the world can truly move towards a decarbonized world. Oliver Joy, the spokesman of the association, expressed the optimism of the trade body:
“It shows that a world powered 100% by renewable energy is no fantasy. Wind energy and renewables can be a solution to decarbonization – and also security of supply at times of high demand.”
The Danish transmission systems operator, emergent.dk kept the world apprised of the output of the national grid. Surprisingly, the stats revealed that the wind farms were not being run at their full capacity of 4.8GW.
The CCO of Ecofys energy consultancy, Kees van der Leun said that in a mere five years, Denmark can rely on the renewable energy for 50% of its energy demands.
Currently, on-shore wind farms are fulfilling three-fourth of the Denmark’s power needs. Strong government support has encouraged the installation of new wind farms and has led Denmark to the forefront of the renewable energy.