Thursday, October 25, 2012

Community Wind Projects Poised To Take Off In Denmark - Forbes


The new community wind plan would advance the mature and growing wind sector in Denmark. Wind accounted for 28% of the electricity mix in Denmark in 2011, according to the Danish Energy Agency, up from nearly 22% the year before. Under a national energy plan approved by the Danish Parliament in March, wind turbines should supply half of the electricity consumed in the country in 2020. The Danish Wind Industry Association says 1,800 megawatts (MW) of new wind turbines are expected to be installed onshore under the plan.

Under the "Buy Legal System," which took effect in November 2011, developers of on- and offshore wind farms must offer shares worth at least 20% of the total project to local residents.

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