Denmark is synonymous with an ambitious use and political backing of wind energy. Today, wind energy covers 43,4% of the electricity consumption in Denmark, and despite having a modest geographical size, Denmark is the world’s third largest market for offshore wind.
From the modest outset in the 1970s the wind industry in Denmark has grown into an important driver of Danish economy and 2.2% of the private workforce in Denmark is employed within the wind industry securing almost 33,000 jobs across the country.
Incremental and radical innovation of the technology has made wind energy the cheapest new installed energy technology available across most markets globally. Despite already being the cheapest technology, the coming years will see further price reductions to the benefit of the electricity consumers. This is especially driven by the industry ambition of becoming independent of public subsidies and requires a stable policy framework with sufficient visibility for a pipeline of wind power.
The masterclass offered by the Danish Wind Industry Association will focus on the above themes and is relevant for groups of individuals that are interested in taking a deeper look into the way the industry has developed and what the future of wind energy in Denmark holds. The class will also set time for Q&A.
The masterclass is available during the NCEW week May 22-24, 2018, all three days between 10 am and 3 pm. The class lasts one hour and interested parties can contact DWIA’s Head of Communications, Peter Alexandersen, to hear more and book a session in the time between 10 am and 3 pm.
Source: The Danish Wind Industry Association