Grid issues in Denmark


Updated: 04.01.2019

Author: Karl Wikberg

Summary of grid issues

Connection to the grid

In return for payment, all plant operators shall be granted connection to the grid without certain plant operators being discriminated against (§ 24 Act 1009/2018). Renewable energy plants are not given priority.

Use of the grid

The operators of renewable energy plants are entitled by law to priority use of the grids against the grid operator.

Grid development

The grid operator is statutorily obliged to expand the grid in order to guarantee the efficient transmission of electricity. Whenever possible, the national target of increasing the competitiveness and use of renewable energy sources shall be given special attention. The plant operators are not entitled to the expansion of the grid.

Statutory provisions

  • Act on Electricity Supply (Bekendtgørelse af lov om elforsyning - Act 1009/2018 – general provisions on the supply of electricity)
  • Decree 864/2018 (Bekendtgørelse om nettilslutning af vindmøller - Order on the Grid Connection of Wind Turbines)
  • VE-Lov (Lov om fremme af vedvarende energi Act 1194/2018 – Law on the Promotion of Renewable Energy


    Further information

    • Energi-, Forsynings- og Klimaministeriet (ESKM) – Danish Ministry of Energy,- Utilities and Climate
    • +45 33 92 28 00
    • EFKM website
    • efkm(at)