Windpower Monthly rating 3/5
Our rating is based on a combination of project pipeline, political and policy support, investor confidence and structural readiness of the country in terms of grid infrastructure, permitting process and local supply chain.
Forecast of installed and operating wind power capacity based on the latest statisitics and measured against the Windpower Intelligence database.
The political climate is sensitive as a lot of the political parties argue towards alternative financing, and generally a reduction of the subsidy scheme. In 2017, the Danish government laid out plans to support new renewable energy in technology-neutral auctions in 2018 and 2019.
Currently a high level of activity in development of offshore wind power. However, the onshore market for development of wind power is slowing down.
Generally high level of preparedness for deployment of more wind power as grid infrastructure has been continuously developed. Large amounts of interconnectivity with surrounding countries.
DENMARK: Since retiring as Siemens' chief technology officer in 2014, Henrik Stiesdal has devoted much of his time to working on floating offshore wind and energy storage. He talks about his new ideas and the challenges of scaling turbines towards 12-15MW and beyond by 2023-24.
DENMARK: The generation-cost projections reported in this column rely on estimates of the energy production of the wind turbines over the life of the plant by the developer.
BELGIUM: Kriegers Flak illustrates the international nature of the offshore wind sector. Foundations made in Belgium are towed by a Cyprus-registered vessel to Denmark, where they will be part of a wind farm using German-Spanish turbines and an interconnector with Germany.
DENMARK: Effective turbine control poses specific challenges for onshore and offshore applications. Eize de Vries discussed these with leading suppliers Vestas and MHI Vestas.
DENMARK: A new generation of 4MW-plus onshore wind turbines is emerging, with Vestas the latest manufacturer to stretch rated capacity and rotor blade lengths to new standards.
DENMARK: Developer European Energy said its Q2 Ebitda fell from DKK 17.9 million (€2.4 million) to DKK 8.4 million (€1.1 million) in line with expectations.
DENMARK: Former MHI Vestas CEO Jens Tommerup has joined the board at turbine installation and maintenance company Global Wind Service (GWS).
DENMARK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed a collaboration agreement with a Danish research firm to investigate the potential of storing excess renewable energy with ammonia.
DENMARK: The European Commission (EC) has approved three different schemes to subsidise electricity production from wind and solar power in Denmark for the rest of this year and 2019.
DENMARK: Danish wind production was down 24% year-on-year in June and July, but turbines still produced more than coal, gas, solar PV and biomass combined.