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Danish TSO's regulatory double whammy slows unsubsidized wind with left hook

Project developer Eurowind's CEO says the country's TSO's amended special regulation for countertrading will both hit the company's new and older wind turbines hard and, in the worst-case scenario, extend the horizon for zero-subsidy wind energy further into the future.

Eurowind CEO Jens Rasmussen. | Photo: PR / Eurowind

Danish transmission system operator Energinet's plans to revise domestic market countertrading rules rips project developer Eurowind's chief executive, Jens Rasmussen, out of his customarily composed manner to such a degree that he resorts to a most colloquial if not pedestrian of Anglo-Saxon idioms to describe the consequence.

"This is, to put it mildly, something of a doubly whammy for us from Energinet," says Rasmussen. "We're being hit by both the engine and caboose."

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