In accordance with the Energy Agreement from 2018, the national target is 55% renewable energy by 2030, equivalent to more than 100% renewable electricity, and the phase-out of coal in the energy system. In 2011, the Danish Government set the target to become independent of fossil fuels by 2050.
Progress & Operational Details
Developments in a number of wind turbines and capacity. In 2021, the net installed capacity was almost 7,000 MW, of which offshore wind accounts for 2,300 MW. 2021 was a historically poor wind year with 10% fewer wind resources than usual. The wind-generated electricity, therefore, was 43.8% of the power production. It would, however, have been 3.5% higher if the production from wind turbines had not been curtailed due to congestion in the German grid.
National RDD Priorities and Budget
The Danish R, D&D funding landscape relevant to wind energy consists of The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP), administered by the Danish Energy Agency and Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD). In addition, the Independent Research Council supports wind energy-related research. Further, private foundations and the industry itself finance wind energy R, D&D, which is not accounted for here.
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