Security of electricity supply report 2019

Energinet recommends a planning objective for the overall level of security of electricity supply of 35 minutes without electricity (outage minutes) in 2030, which means that Danish electricity consumers can expect to have electricity 99.993 per cent of the time.

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In June 2018, an amendment to the Danish Electricity Supply Act gave the Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities responsibility for the security of electricity supply and the duty to determine the level hereof. Under the Danish executive order on transmission system operation, Energinet must prepare an annual report on the security of electricity supply that includes a recommendation on whether to change the level. The report and recommendation both underpin the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities' determination of a level of security of electricity supply. In this Security of electricity supply report 2019, Energinet recommends a future level of security of electricity supply. Energinet must also include forward projections of the security of electricity supply. Here, Energinet has consulted the Danish grid operators that handle supply at low voltage levels (below 100 kV).

A high level of security of electricity supply is at the core of Energinet?s recommendation. Energinet?s stated primary objective is the best possible accommodation of all aspects of the energy trilemma; maintaining a high level of security of electricity supply, taking account of the national economy as well as ensuring a successful green transition by integrating renewable energy.

Find the report at the top of this page or in the right-hand side.

This report is comprised of translated extracts from Redegørelse for elforsyningssikkerhed 2019. The full report can be found in Danish on Energinets webpage. The extracts includes the summary, status on the security of electricity supply in Denmark and the expected trend of the security of electricity supply. Together, the status and the expected trend of security of electricity supply explains the current level of security of supply, challenges and where that leads the security of electricity supply. The summary describes Energinet first recommendation to the Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities based on an assessment taking account of the national economy, comparison with security of supply in other European countries and maintaining a high level of security of electricity supply.

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