Denmark is a windy country. So windy that offshore wind power, in theory, could meet most of our energy demand. In the coming years, new offshore wind farms will crop up around Denmark, hugely increasing the generation of wind energy.
Connecting an offshore wind farm to the electricity grid is a very complex process. The process of planning, constructing facilities and connecting the offshore wind farm to the existing electricity grid usually takes five years.
This is the story of how power generated by offshore wind turbines ends up in the consumers’ sockets.
One of the world’s largest offshore wind farms will be erected between Djursland and the island of Anholt. With a capacity of 400 MW, it will be twice as big as the largest existing farms in Denmark. Energinet.dk is responsible for ensuring that the power from the new offshore wind farm can be brought onshore for transmission through the main electricity grid.
See our video showing how we bring the power onshore and to consumers.