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Wind Power News: Denmark


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

November 2, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

New Danish government may speed up green transition

The winner of Tuesday’s general election will try to accelerate Denmark’s green transition and possibly even raise the 2030 emissions reduction target, based on recent campaign statements. The Nordic nation already gets more than 50% of its electricity supply from wind turbines and has seen emissions drop more than 40% since 1990, mainly through replacing coal-fired power generation with wind, solar and biomass. But any government is bound by Denmark’s climate law to cut greenhouse emissions by 70% below 1990 . . . Complete story »

October 5, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark’s under-performing and curtailed wind turbines have lost DKK 2.1bn in asset revenue

IntelStor, a renewable energy market research and consulting firm, has uncovered that from 1978 through 2020, Denmark has seen a total loss of 7.85 TWh of wind energy production through a combination of curtailments, faults and failures as well as age-related asset performance degradation. Total lost revenue due to these factors has been calculated to be just under DKK 2.1 billion based on known power purchase contract prices as well as average annual settlement rates for any remaining assets not . . . Complete story »

July 29, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark to offer compensation to wind turbine neighbours

Onshore wind turbines and solar panel farms often opposed by people who live near their proposed locations, sometimes resulting in debate and campaigns against the projects. The government is now prepared to address local concerns with specific measures aimed at recompensing neighbours to green energy production sites, newspaper Jyllands-Posten reports. Minister for Housing and the Interior, Christian Rabjerg Madsen, told the newspaper that monetary compensation would be offered to persons who live in areas earmarked for wind and sun energy . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Orsted seeks ‘no sail zones’ in three countries after blades fall at Danish offshore wind farm

Orsted asked for ‘no sail zones’ around offshore wind farms in three countries after the rotor and blades fell off a Siemens Gamesa turbine at its Anholt project in Denmark on Wednesday. “We are investigating the cause of the incident, and as an extraordinary precautionary measure, we are requesting the relevant authorities to establish ‘no-sail zones’ at all of our offshore wind farms that use the same turbine as at Anholt,” the company said in a statement, identifying the model . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Turbine parts fall into sea at Danish offshore wind farm

A wind turbine rotor including three blades has separated from the nacelle of one of the offshore wind turbines and fallen into the sea at the Anholt wind farm offshore Denmark, Ørsted, the owner and operator of the wind farm, said. There have been no injuries in the incident and the relevant authorities have been notified, Ørsted said. The cause of the incident is being investigated. The Anholt offshore wind farm was commissioned in 2013 and consists of 111 Siemens-Gamesa . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Siemens Gamesa shares drop as turbine parts fall in the sea

Orsted A/S, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms, is asking authorities to seal off parts of the sea after blades from one of its turbines fell off. Shares of the unit’s manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, plummeted. The rotor and three blades fell off a turbine that’s part of the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm on Denmark’s east coast, Orsted said in a statement. There were no injuries. It’s not unheard of for wind turbines to fall over, . . . Complete story »

April 6, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Offshore wind turbine failure prompts calls for no sail zone

Ørsted, one of the leading developers of offshore wind farms, and turbine manufacturer Siemens-Gamesa are investigating what caused a turbine failure at one of Europe’s older and largest offshore wind farms. At the same time, the companies advised that a “no sail zone” should be established around eight other wind farms in the UK, Germany, and Denmark as a precaution. The companies called for the action while reporting that a rotor including three blades had separated from a nacelle of . . . Complete story »

January 19, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Havvindmølle veltet i Danmark | Offshore wind turbine fell over

Når man ser det lidt fra oven, ligner en væltet vindmølle en kvæstet måge. Men faktisk er der tale om et meget stort bygningsværk, som onsdag sidst på eftermiddagen væltede i Nysted Havvindmøllepark. Hos Ørsted, som ejer den snart 20 år gamle havvindmøllepark, vil man i den kommende tid forsøge at finde en forklaring på, hvorfor vindmøllen væltede. – Der bliver nu igangsat undersøgelser, som gerne skulle give en forklaring på, hvorfor vindmøllen er væltet, fortæller Tom Christiansen, der er . . . Complete story »

January 16, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Ørsted launches probe after offshore wind turbine tilts

Ørsted has launched an investigation after one of the turbines and its foundation at the 165.6MW Nysted (Rødsand 1) offshore wind farm tilted. The Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-82 turbine titled late on Wednesday (12 January) afternoon, the Danish developer confirmed. Nysted is installed in the Baltic Sea, 10km from the shore of the south-east Danish island of Lolland. Ørsted informed the Danish maritime authority about the incident. The authority has issued a warning to vessels in the waters to keep a . . . Complete story »

November 17, 2021 • Denmark, Kenya, NorwayPrint storyE-mail story

Tillatelse for 365 vindturbiner kjent ugyldig

[Kenyan court rules that a giant Danish wind farm in the area of ​​indigenous peoples is illegal.] Kenyansk domstol slår fast at en gigantisk dansk vindpark i urfolks område er ulovlig. – Jeg syns det er veldig gledelig å høre at et slikt vindkraftanlegg og industriprosjekt er kjent ugyldig. Det er bra at domstolen påpeker at urfolkene i Kenya ikke har fått uttale seg i denne prosessen. Det sier sametingsråd Maja Kristine Jåma (NSR) til NRK. 28-åringen har gjennom hele . . . Complete story »

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