Number of active wind power turbines in Denmark 2009-2019

The number of active wind power turbines in Denmark increased every year from 2011 to 2018, when it reached 6,263. In 2019, the number had decreased by three, down to 6,260 active wind turbines. Most of the active wind turbines in Denmark were onshore, around 5.7 thousand compared to 558 offshore.

Wind power coverage

   As of 2018, 41 percent of the total electricity consumption in Denmark was covered by wind power. This was a slight decrease from the previous year, when the coverage had reached 43 percent. Except for a drop in 2016, the share of wind power coverage increased markedly since 2008, when only around 19 percent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption was covered by wind power.

Wind power production

   How much wind power was produced to cover 41 percent of the electricity consumption? In 2018, 13.9 terawatt hours of wind power were produced in Denmark, which was a decrease compared to the previous year. That year, the highest production was in October when it reached around 1.5 terawatt hours, and the lowest in July, when 718 gigawatt hours were produced.

Number of active wind power turbines in Denmark from 2009 to 2019

Number of active wind power turbines
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Production figures for 2019 and forward are including own production

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