Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan21
For 1st Time, Wind Power Provides Over 50% Of Denmark’s Electricity For 1 Month
In December, wind power provided the country of Denmark with about 55% of its electricity. This is the first time that the wind-leading country (or any major country) has received over 50% of its electricity from wind power in an entire month.
Of course, wind power provided well over 55% of the country’s electricity during certain periods throughout the month. On December 1, it provided ~136% of the country’s electricity needs. During the week of Christmas, it provided 68.5%.
Denmark has a target of receiving 50% of its electricity from wind power on an annual basis by 2020. It looks like the country is well on its way to achieving that. The country also has a 2050 target of getting 100% of its energy from renewable resources.
For years, Denmark has led the world in wind power capacity per capita. Nonetheless, it doesn’t sit on its laurels. It added a great deal more wind power in 2013, including at a standout 400 MW offshore wind farm, Anholt offshore wind farm.
Source: Energinet.dk, via Wind Power Monthly.
Image: wind farm near Copenhagen, Denmark in the early morning, via Shutterstock