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September 2nd
Front page News National Nation’s largest wind park gets green light

Nation’s largest wind park gets green light

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Dong Energy was the only bidder on what will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind park off the island of Anholt

Parliament today overwhelmingly approved the establishment of Anholt Offshore Wind Park, which will supply some 400,000 homes with green energy.

According to the Climate and Energy Ministry, the 400 megawatt wind farm will be Denmark’s largest and one of the largest in the world when it is completed sometime before 2013.

Anholt lies in the Kattegat Strait, roughly between the towns of Grenaa in Jutland and Falkenberg in Sweden.

Dong Energy, which was the only bidder on the project, will build and operate the wind farm.

The bid from DONG was higher than the price paid for Rødsand II, which is still under construction. But the Energy Ministry indicated it was in line with what similar offshore wind projects cost in Scandinavia at the moment.

Auditing firm Ernst & Young also concluded that DONG’s bid price of 1.051 kroner per kWh was reasonable in light of the current market situation.

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