June 29 (Renewables Now) - Denmark's government said today it has reached an agreement on green energy with all the parties in the Danish parliament that calls for three new offshore wind farms by 2030.
The first of these, which will be Denmark's largest offshore wind farm with a capacity of 800 MW, is to be built in the period 2024-2027. It will be offered in 2019/20, according to the energy agreement. Two more offshore wind parks are envisaged to be offered in 2021 and 2023 for a combined additional wind capacity at sea of at least 2,400 MW by 2030.
Among other measures, DKK 4.2 billion (USD 657m/EUR 564m) has been earmarked for technology-neutral green energy auctions in the period 2020-2024 where different technologies such as wind and solar compete to deliver power at the lowest price.
The agreement will enable Denmark to fully cover its electricity consumption with renewable energy by 2030 and meet the government's target of 50% renewable energy in 2030, according to the announcement. The statement adds that funding has been provided that suggests a path towards a renewable energy share of about 55%.
The government launched is energy proposal, called "Energy for a green Denmark" in April.
(DKK 1 = USD 0.156/EUR 0.134)