Wednesday 7 October 2015

Denmark’s renewable capacity to reach 16GW by 2025

Denmark’s renewable capacity to reach 16GW by 2025

Denmark’s renewable cumulative capacity is expected to reach 16.1GW by 2025.

Research from GlobalDdata stated that’s an annual growth of 1.7% from 2014 when the installed capacity was 13.5GW.

The country is expected to produce 75% of its electricity from renewables, the report added.

Wind energy is the major resource for the nation and is forecast to account for 44.8% of the total power generation by 2020.

Offshore wind is expected to increase more than onshore and will account for 18% of generation in the same period.

Chiradeep Chatterjee, GlobalData’s Senior Analyst, said the country's reliance on wind means it must ensure adequate backup: “Without backup in the form of interconnections with the Nordic power pool, Denmark could face widespread blackouts. For this reason, large-scale interconnectivity to neighboring countries, such as Germany and Norway, will have to be established."

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Bruna Pinhoni

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