Key figures from last years
Sidst opdateret 7. September 2016
Key figures from last years

Here the general key figures for electricity generation in Denmark in 2015 are shown. The key figures are divided into two tables; one with energy key figures and one with environmental key figures. To the right you can see a detailed and total overview of key figures for electricity generation, fuel consumption, emissions and residual products in 2015. (Spreadsheet in Danish)

In the tables, renewable energy (RE) is defined as including electricity from wind turbines, hydroelectric power and photovoltaic cells as well as electricity from thermal generation on biofuels. Biofuels are biomass fuels such as wood chips, wood pellets, wood and biomass waste, straw, landfill disposal site gas, biogas and the biodegradable fraction of waste. Non-renewable fuels include fossil fuels such as coal, oil, natural gas, refinery gas and the non-biodegradable share of waste.

The explanatory notes to the tables are stated on the bottom of the page. 

Energy key figures for electricity generation 2015 Note​ Unit​ Denmark​
​Wind power share of net generation in area 51.0%​
​Wind power share of consumption (incl. transmission loss) ​42.0%
​RE share of net generation in area 66.9%​
Electricity accounts for the grid 2015
Electricity generation ex plant (gross incl. internal consumption)​ 1​ GWh​ 28,931​
​Electricity generation ex plant (net excl. internal consumption)  2​ ​GWh 27,704​
​Imports (gross) 3​ ​GWh 15,645​
​Exports (gross) 3​ ​GWh 9,733​
​Transmission losses ​4 GWh​ 963​
​Consumption (sale to distribution) ​GWh 32,653​
​Specification of generation
​Electricity from wind turbines GWh​ 14,133​
​Electricity from photovoltaic cells ​5 ​GWh 605​
​Electricity from hydroelectric power ​GWh 19​
​Electricity from thermal generation on RE fuels ​GWh 3,789​
​Electricity from thermal generation on non-RE fuels ​GWh 9,159​



​Environmental key figures from electricity generation 2015 Note​ Unit​ Denmark​
Emissions to air (from electricity and CHP generation)
CO2 (carbon dioxide - greenhouse gas)​ 6​ Tonne 9,678,013
SO2(sulphur dioxide - acidifying gas) Tonne 2,533​
NOx (nitrogen oxides - acififying gases)​ Tonne 9,049​
CH4 (methane - greenhouse gas) Tonne 4,330​
N2O (dinitrogen oxide - greenhouse gas) Tonne 174​
​NMVOC (unburnt hydrocarbons) Tonne 764​
​CO (carbon monoxide) Tonne 6,166​
​Particles Tonne 289​​
​Fuel consumption for electricity and CHP production
​Coal Tonne​ 3,007,171​
​Oil ​Tonne 76,165​
​Natural gas, incl. refinery gas ​1000 Nm3 561,862​
​Biofuels ​Tonne 2,861,667​
​Waste ​Tonne 3,275,243​

Note 1: Gross electricity generation corresponds roughly to the power supplied by the generator at the individual generation units. Part of the gross generation is consumed before delivery to the grid. This applies, for example, to the power station’s internal consumption for the operation of pumps, coal mills, environmental installations, magnetisation, etc. The internal consumption of enterprises covered by the rules on net settlement is included in the gross statement.

Note 2: Electricity supply is the amount of electricity from generation units available for domestic consumption or export via the grid. Electricity supplies are measured physically when discharged from individual generation units and recorded in’s PANDA database. Electricity supplies are calculated in January of the year following the statement year.

Note 3: Imports and exports are stated as cross-border net exchanges. The figures are the sum of all net values recorded during the year. Net values are calculated for each international connection.

Note 4: This grid loss concerns the transmission grid (400 kV, 150 kV and 132 kV), the Great Belt Power Link and the HVDC substations on the international connections. Transit losses from international connections are included in these losses.

Note 5: The photovoltaic cell generation in 2015 includes an estimate of the generation from photovoltaic cell units subject to net settlement. Read more about the statement of electricity generation from photovoltaic cells here.

Note 6: Under the Danish CO2 Emission Allowances Act, waste is considered CO2-neutral. However, waste contains large amounts of plastic, which is produced from fossil fuels such as oil. In a new assessment by DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, fossil fuels account for 45 per cent of the waste energy content. For the purpose of calculations, this corresponds to a CO2 emission factor of 37 kg/GJ for waste. 






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