Wind Energy FAQs: Danish wind use – 2001 to 2019

Danish Electricity from On- and Off-shore Wind

The amount of electricity generated by wind (as a percent of total consumption) has been steadily increased from a low of 12.3% in 2001 to a high of 47.1% in 2019. The fluctuations in output between 2015 and 2019, are due to inter-annual wind speed variation.

By the way – in 2019, Vattenfall commissioned the 407 MW Horns Rev offshore wind farm. This one project increased the amount of electricity Denmark sources from wind from 41% to 46%.

To illustrate how this compares with other countries, we’ve included below a country comparison from the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.

A couple of health warnings: the first is that the information includes solar. The second is that it shows electricity as a percentage of total consumption whereas the previous graph showed electricity from wind as a percentage of total domestic generation.  Nonetheless, you get the point..