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Denmark’s largest onshore wind power plant opens in Northern Jutland

The facility can generate power for up to 65,000 households

  • 20 ottobre 2020 21:30
  • Author Anton Stoyanov
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In its drive to go above and beyond climate targets, Denmark has inaugurated its largest onshore wind power plant in Northern Jutland. The enormous facility will further boost the country’s efforts in shedding off the need for fossil fuels as it can produce up to 262 GWh of electricity per year – enough to satisfy the energy needs of some 65,000 households.

Major breakthrough for Danish sustainability

The Thorup-Sletten park was developed by Eurowind Energy A/S, who as early as 2011 laid the groundwork for its construction. Now, some 9 years later, the plant is finally able to fulfil its purpose and propel Denmark’s climate ambitions into the future.

The plant itself is a testament to Denmark’s devotion to green and renewable energy. The opening ceremony was attended by dignitaries from the country’s government who praised the project – as well as Danish efforts in combating climate change.

As explained by Simon Kollerup, Minister of Trade and Industry, who was present and spoke at the event “Thorup-Sletten Wind Farm is a really good example that we in Denmark are far ahead when it comes to green energy. It makes me both as Minister of Trade and Industry and North Jutland really proud that North Jutland can now boast of having Denmark's largest onshore wind farm, which can make green electricity for 65,000 households.”

The project’s developers also heaped praises on the two municipalities involved in the project (Thorup and Sletten) for their ambition to venture into the unknown and to safeguard the environment – despite fears of popular discontent aimed at the erection potentially vista-polluting edifices.  The 18 wind turbines that are part of the facility are evenly split between Thorup and Sletten and will be able to generate green electricity for at least the next 25 years.

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