Our 90 offshore wind turbines at Rødsand 2 produce wind energy covering the energy use from 200,000 households.
Facts about Rødsand 2
- Rødsand 2 covers an area of 35 square kilometres and comprises ninety 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines. The total effect is at 207 MW.
- Annually, Rødsand 2 produces approximately 830,000,000 kWh of electricity – the equivalent of the electricity use from 200,000 private households.
- The windfarm carries a reduction in the emission of CO2, compared to conventional production forms, equalling 700,000 tonnes per year.
Rødsand 2 is located at Rødby and Nysted and is Denmark’s third-largest offshore windfarm. We owns 80 percent of the offshore windfarm, and E.ON manages operation and maintenance of the windfarm.
Our offshore windfarm, Rødsand 2 south of the island of Lolland beat all records in 2015 and produced 860 gigawatt hours of sustainable power. That is the equivalent of more than 50 percent of the total electricity use from the group’s approximately 370,000 private customers on Zealand, and a reduction of more than 700,000 tonnes in the emission of carbon dioxide in the Nordic electricity system in a year.
- We are very proud that we have produced so much wind energy that, five years ahead of schedule, we can live up to the government’s objective for 2020; that 50 percent of all power comes from wind, says Jesper Hjulmand, CEO at SEAS-NVE.
That we managed more than 50 percent is, among other factors, that Rødsand 2 in December 2015 alone produced 117.23 gigawatt hours of power, the equivalent of the annual electricity use of 30,000 households – and that the windfarm is one of the most reliable and thus efficient offshore windfarms in the world.
- The windfarm and the 90 wind turbines have a so-called uptime of nearly 99 percent. That means that they produce pure green energy for 99 percent of the 8760 hours of the year, and thus provide the customers with a very high degree of green energy security, says Jesper Hjulmand.
In total, Denmark did very well in 2015 and stood out worldwide. As much at 42.1 percent of the Danish electricity came from wind turbines. That is the highest figure ever – and the highest figure for any country in the world.
We purchased 80 percent of the shares in Rødsand 2 from the German company E.ON in 2013 for a price of DKK 2.8 billion. At the moment, the windfarm is the third largest offshore windfarm in the world.
2015 has been a good year for Rødsand 2. Our 90 offshore wind turbines south of Lolland produced as much as 860 gigawatt hours. That is more electricity than ever before and is the equivalent of the annual energy use of more than 200,000 households, explains Jesper Hjulmand.