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Electricity consumption went up in 2010

The wind power percentage of electricity supply increased by 2.6 percentage points in 2010

In 2010 Danish domestic electricity supply increased by 2.4% compared with 2009. This trend was affected by cold weather in 2010. The increase was greatest west of the Great Belt (ie, on Funen and in Jutland), where domestic electricity supply increased by 2.7% compared with 2009, whereas in eastern Denmark it increased by 2.1%. Apart from net losses, domestic electricity supply corresponds to the electricity consumption.

In 2010, wind power production accounted for 21.9% of domestic electricity supply, compared with 19.3% in 2009.

Electricity supply in Denmark in 2009 and 2010

Unit: GWh

Percentage change

Gross production

36,204

38,568

6.5

Own consumption of electricity  

1,754

1,805

2.9

Net production

34,451

36,763

6.7

Of which wind power

6,721

7,809

16.2

Imports

11,208

10,599

-5.4

Exports

10,875

11,734

7.9

Net exports

-333

1,135

-

Domestic electricity supply 

34,784

35,628

2.4


More detailed information:
The Danish Energy Agency publishes monthly information about electricity supply on its website. The source of these statistics is Energinet.dk, which provides information about electricity supply in eastern and western Denmark. The monthly electricity supply statistics contain the following information:

  • Electricity production by place of production
  • Imports and exports of electricity by country
  • Domestic electricity supply (electricity consumption and net losses)

The associated spreadsheet contains information for the period January to December 2010, for western and eastern Denmark and for the country as a whole.

Monthly Statistcs

Ali A. Zarnaghi
Fuldmægtig
Center for Klima og Energiøkonomi
Tlf.: 33 92 68 40
aaz@ens.dk

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