Denmark allows taller turbines

The minister of business affairs has altered an executive order lifting a height restriction meaning local authorities can permit turbines with a tip height of above 150 metres. The removal of the limit will allow the use of the latest turbine technology, said trade association Wind Denmark, marking the move as an “important step” for “the sake of climate ambitions, local democracy and Denmark’s leading position in wind energy”. Under the country’s energy agreement signed in the summer of 2018, Denmark pledged to reduce the number of onshore wind turbines in the country. It hopes to reduce the current 4,300 machines operating in Denmark to roughly 1,850 over the next decade. However, to achieve its target of 100% green power by 2030, Wind Denmark said an additional 2.5GW of wind capacity would be required. Much of the additional capacity required will be added through repowering and replacing the older, smaller turbines.

- Wind Power Monthly -



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