29 Jul '15, 5am

Windy Day In Denmark Provides 140% of Energy Needs

Windy Day In Denmark Provides 140% of Energy Needs

It was an unusually windy day in Denmark on Thursday, July 9. So unusually windy that the country found themselves generating 116% of the entire nation’s energy needs. On Friday morning at 3am, Denmark wind power had provided 140% of the electricity demand, and was able to share the excess power with Norway, Germany and Sweden. Germany and Norway received 40% of the excess energy each, and used hydropower systems to save it for another day. Sweden used the last fifth of extra electricity. The numbers were publicly and quickly available because Denmark’s transmission systems operator has a website that tracks how much renewable energy is part of the national grid on a minute-to-minute basis. According to the website, Denmark’s wind power generation could be even higher, as their farms never reached their full 4.86GW capacity on Thursday. Denmark has invested considerably in...

Full article: http://www.greenoptimistic.com/denmark-wind-power-july-2015/

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