The energy system

Denmark aims to be independent of coal, oil and gas by 2050. Transition to a more sustainable energy system by 2050 includes advancements of wind power and solar energy expansion.

Denmark has made a political commitment to be independent of coal, oil and gas by 2050. This is a challenge to the energy system, as energy production based on renewable energy sources such as wind, sun and waves is dependent upon the amount of wind and sunshine occurring. This makes it more complicated to maintain a high level of security and stable energy supply within the current system. Yet, non-renewable sources face supply limitations and are liable to price instability. Transitioning to a diversified energy portfolio will ensure greater security in the long run and deliver greater benefits for Danish society

Denmark strives to ensure a continuous high level of supply security by means of: 

Energy infrastructure

The most efficient energy use is characterized by reliable energy flows across borders and well-functioning grids. The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate focuses on efficient infrastructure together with the other Nordic countries and at the EU level.

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Smart energy

The future energy system will be based on a diversified portfolio and shifting energy. Focus is on the development of smart energy solutions to ensure optimal energy usage.

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