Policy in Denmark


Updated: 04.01.2019

Author: Karl Wikberg

Summary of policies

  • In general, there are two types of training programmes for installers of RES plants: The Quality Assurance Scheme for the installers of solar heating plants, PV installations and biofuels, and the Heat Pump Scheme covering the installation of heat pumps. Apart from that, the vocational education for specific professions covers all the requirements of the European RES Directive.
  • The Danish Certification Scheme for wind energy plants comprises two kinds of certification: type certification, which certifies the general type of wind energy plant, and project certification to evaluate individual installations.
  • There are two types of Research, Development and Demonstration Programmes: “Forsk-El Programme Forsk-El Programme“ and “The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme EUDP”.

Statutory provisions

  • Act 555/2007 (Lov om et Energiteknologisk Udviklings- og Demontrationsprogram - Act on the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme)
  • Executive Order No. 73/2013 (Bekendtgørelse om teknisk certificeringsordning for vindmøller - Executive Order on the Technical Certification of Wind Energy Plants)
  • VE-Lov (Lov om fremme af vedvarende energi No. 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)efkm.dk