Wind leads pack in Denmark, Spain

The extra wind output in Denmark was mainly thanks to Anholt

The extra wind output in Denmark was mainly thanks to Anholt

Wind generation notched-up record highs during 2013 in Denmark and Spain, and was the top source of electricity output in both countries, new figures show.

No country in the world last year had a larger share of wind power output in proportion to the size of its electricity consumption than Denmark, Danish Transmission System Operator (TSO) Energinet.dk says, with 33.2% of the country’s electricity use in 2013 coming from wind, up from 30.1% in 2012.

The jump in wind  output came mainly from the commissioning in June of the 400MW Anholt offshore wind farm.

In December, wind power accounted for a record 54.8% of Denmark’s electricity consumption, for the first time exceeding the 50% Log in to read complete article.

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