March 20, 2013
By: Anders Lorenzen / A greener life, a greener world
Denmark was powered by 100% renewables
Photo credit: Energy City Frederikshavn
Breaking: Denmark records highest ever wind power output
At 00:04 local time early on Monday, Denmark produced enough energy from wind power to satisfy the whole country’s electricity demand. On Energinet (the company that runs Denmark’s grid) live infographic stats that tracks how much energy that is being produced, consumed, exported and imported, record-breaking stats about Denmark’s current wind power generation was revealed.
Denmark’s total electricity demand was at 3.5 gigawatts (GW), Denmark’s wind turbines produced a staggering 3.8 GW. The remaining power supply came from central power stations that produced 1.5 GW and local combined heat and power plants (CHP) that produced 0.38 GW. Even some with the worst mathematical skills can work out from this that Denmark produced by far in excess of what it can consume which amounted to them exporting 2.2 GW worth of electricity to Norway, Sweden and Germany.