Denmark sets wind power world record

In 2015, Danish wind turbines beat the all-time world record, supplying wind power equivalent to 42.1 percent of the country’s total electricity consumption.

In 2015, Danish wind turbines beat the all-time world record, supplying wind power equivalent to 42.1 percent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption.

This is the largest share ever in Denmark and in any other country in the world, and it is a significant step towards realising Denmark's goal of covering 50 percent of Denmark’s electricity consumption by wind power by 2020.

"With the world record, Denmark is showing the world that it is possible to have ambitious climate targets with a large wind power share in the electricity supply as well as security of energy supply”, said the Danish Minister for energy, utilities and climate Lars Christian Lilleholt. 

Greater Copenhagen leads the green transition

Following the COP21 climate agreement in Paris, countries all over the world have committed to the green transition which Denmark has more than 40 years of experience with.

“In 2025, Copenhagen will be carbon-neutral and in 2050, Denmark will be completely free of fossil fuels. Danish cleantech companies are among the world’s most innovative and advanced, making Greater Copenhagen one of the best places in the world to develop and test new cleantech and smart city technologies and solutions”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity, who assists international companies, investors and talent in making a successful start in Greater Copenhagen.

Wind power share of energy consumption in Denmark:

2015: 42.1%
2014: 39.1%
2013: 32.7%
2012: 30.0%
2011: 28.3%
2010: 22.0%
2009:19.4%
2008: 19.3%
2007: 19.9%
2006: 17.0%
2005: 18.7%