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Denmark produces 140% of its electricity through wind power

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Denmark produces 140% of its electricity through wind power Reply with quote

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/denmark-produces-140-per-cent-of-its-electricity-needs-through-wind-power-10381648.html

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Due to an unusually windy day, wind farms in Denmark managed to produce 140 per cent of the country's electricity needs.

By Thursday evening, the Nordic nation's wind turbines were producing 116 per cent of Denmark's electricity needs, a figure that rose to 140 per cent in the early hours of this morning.

As reported by The Guardian, 80 per cent of the surplus power was shared between Germany and Norway, with Sweden taking the 20 per cent left over.

The figures were noticed by the paper on energinet.dk, a site which shows the power output of Denmark's wind farms in real-time
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is why newspapers should give the numerator and denominators as well as the percentage. The implication is that production went up in the early hours when probably demand went down.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still impressive though, wind power is now a significant contributor to European electricity production.
With the growing concerns about both carbon emissions and the price/availability of fossil fuels, we need more wind power.

Wind is not of course the complete answer owing to its inherent variability, but it could play a larger part in both reducing carbon emissions and avoiding reliance on imports.
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