Energy Central News

Curated power industry news from thousands of top sources.


WindEurope: Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Farm to Boost Danish Wind Production by 12%

Targeted News Service (Press Releases)

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug. 22 -- WindEurope issued the following news release:

The Danish Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Climate, Energy & Utilities Minister today inaugurated the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm. Horns Rev is in the North Sea, 25-40 km off the west coast of Jutland. Vattenfall is the developer, operator and owner.

The 407 MW wind farm - Denmark's largest - will boost Danish wind energy production by 12%. This will provide enough power to cover the consumption of the equivalent of around 425,000 Danish households.

It uses the world's most powerful wind turbine platform: the 8.3 MW MHI Vestas V164 model.

The Danish Government are paying Vattenfall a sliding premium above the wholesale electricity price for the first 15 years of the project. It's worth DKK 770/MWh (Euros100/MWh). That makes it one of the cheapest offshore wind farms in Europe.

WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: "Denmark is already a leader in wind energy. It gets more of its electricity from wind than any other country in Europe: 41% last year. This new wind farm will increase Danish wind energy production by 12%. And it's an important step to Denmark realising its goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030".

Europe's leading offshore wind event, WindEurope Offshore 2019 (, will take place in Copenhagen on 26-28 November. Registration is now open.


No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.

Get Published - Build a Following

The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.

If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.

                 Learn more about posting on Energy Central »