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Danish pilot project finds wind power can balance grids

After the successful completion of a Danish pilot project led by a big power trader and the country's TSO, wind turbines will as of next year be able to offer frequency response services, thereby paving the way for a totally fossil-free domestic electricity system, with added value for wind asset owners.

Kia Marie Jerichau from Energinet and Energi Danmark's Thomas Elgaard Jensen pose in front of the turbines used in the pilot study. Photo: Foto / Robert Wengler/Energinet

Danish transmission system operator Energinet and compatriot leading energy trader Energi Danmark have just completed a pilot project carried out in recent months that has solved a major issue pertaining to wind power: namely how a completely fossil-free energy mix can be made technically feasible.

The four wind turbines used in the study are managed by the trader, which along with the TSO has explored the extent to which the machines can supply manual firm frequency response services for the electrical network without jeopardizing supply security.

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