The high costs of wind power apparently are getting to be too much to take for even the wind-turbine-hugging Danes!
Denmark’s online Borsen here quotes the country’s famous Jyllands-Posten concerning the souring acceptance of wind parks in the Nordic country and the growing discontent with regards to the astronomical wind power prices.
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According to the reports, Danish Climate and Energy Minister Rasmus Petersen “plans to scrap future offshore Wind Power projects” and wants “the price reduced for electric power produced at off-shore wind parks. Otherwise, the minister is ready to drop future projects.”
According to the Jyllands-Posten, the minister said:
“I am unhappy that the price of power from the Anholt offshore wind farm is so high. I think paying 1.05 kroner per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is too much,” he told the newspaper.”
New projects can be dropped.
The current market price for electricity is DKK 0.25. This means that the Anholt offshore wind farm is costing companies and Danish electricity customers 1.3 billion DKK in green electricity charges annually.
The Minister thus told Jyllands-Posten that he is ready to drop the two large-scale offshore wind turbine projects Horns Rev 3 and Krieger’s Flak with a total capacity of 1000 MW.
In comparison, the Anholt offshore wind farm produces has a capacity of 400 MW and is the largest Danish offshore wind farm.”