Had the wind blown as hard as it usually does, Denmark's wind turbines in 2000 would have generated electricity corresponding to 14.5% of all electricity consumed. But with the wind's energy content measured at just 93% of a statistically normal year, they contributed electricity corresponding to 13.5% of national consumption, or enough for 1.1 million households, reports the Danish wind turbine industry association in its annual overview. In the best year ever for the industry at home, 566 MW of new capacity was added in 2000, bringing the national total to 2417 MW provided by 6270 units. The average size of wind turbine installed was 890 kW, an increase from 790 kW in 1999.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol