The word is out: Wind Power Works
More than 50 journalists from media across the globe visited Middelgrunden Wind Farm on a boat tour this Sunday. Under rare, winter blue skies the journalist experienced the power of offshore wind in action. Today offshore power plants generate 5 per cent of Danish electricity consumption, while total Danish wind energy production accounts for 20 per cent.
The journalists had the opportunity to meet and interview high level representatives from the industry, such as Anders Søe-Jensen, President Vestas Offshore, Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of the Global Wind Energy Council, and Jan Hylleberg, CEO of The Danish Wind Industry Association.
Also on board were Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, Christian Kjaer, CEO of the European Wind Energy Association, Claus Madsen, Managing Director of ABB and Dorte Mundt Andersen, Director of Health, Safety and Environment, Vestas Wind Systems.
Middelgrunden is located in Øresund outside Copenhagen harbour and consists of 20 turbines with a capacity of 2MW each. The wind turbines are in a curve, in the shape of a super ellipse around the city. The wind park produces 100.000MWh a year, covering 3 per cent of the electricity consumed in the municipality of Copenhagen.