March 19, 2018
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Denmark’s wind role

By Dick Hill

Denmark is often cited for its 25 percent use of wind energy. This can be misunderstood. The great bulk of wind energy generated in Denmark is sold to its Scandinavian neighbors: Sweden, Norway and Finland. They have strong hydroelectric systems that can buffer the uncertain energy from the wind. At times only 1 percent of Danish electricity will be wind-generated. The average wind energy in use in Denmark is less than 10 percent.

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