Denmark hits new record for wind generation

Denmark generated 42% of its electricity consumption from wind power in 2015. In the regions of Jutland and Funen, wind turbines supplied more electricity than the total consumption for 1,460 hours […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Denmark generated 42% of its electricity consumption from wind power in 2015.

In the regions of Jutland and Funen, wind turbines supplied more electricity than the total consumption for 1,460 hours or 60 days of the year, according to Energinet.

It is another record-breaking year for the country as in 2014 the figure was 39%, it added.

The majority of the Danish wind turbines are located in Western Denmark and in 2015 they generated 55% of the electricity consumption.

In July the country produced 140% of its electricity needs from wind farms alone.