Denmark’s renewable capacity to reach 16GW by 2025

Denmark’s renewable cumulative capacity is expected to reach 16.1GW by 2025. Research from GlobalDdata stated that’s an annual growth of 1.7% from 2014 when the installed capacity was 13.5GW. The […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Denmark’s renewable cumulative capacity is expected to reach 16.1GW by 2025.

Research from GlobalDdata stated that’s an annual growth of 1.7% from 2014 when the installed capacity was 13.5GW.

The country is expected to produce 75% of its electricity from renewables, the report added.

Wind energy is the major resource for the nation and is forecast to account for 44.8% of the total power generation by 2020.

Offshore wind is expected to increase more than onshore and will account for 18% of generation in the same period.

Chiradeep Chatterjee, GlobalData’s Senior Analyst, said the country’s reliance on wind means it must ensure adequate backup: “Without backup in the form of interconnections with the Nordic power pool, Denmark could face widespread blackouts. For this reason, large-scale interconnectivity to neighboring countries, such as Germany and Norway, will have to be established.”