Offshore Wind Farm to Connect Anholt Island to Danish Grid
For the approximately 160 residents on Anholt, Anholt Offshore Wind Farm means that from 2014, the island will be connected to the Danish grid via the offshore wind farm.
Energinet.dk will lay a 28km long submarine cable from the substation in Anholt Offshore Wind Farm to the island in the Kattegat.
Now, the residents and tourists manage with electricity from the four diesel generators on the island which cover the electricity consumption. Out of season, the electricity consumption on the island is stable with a load of 100-200kW, but in the tourist season, this load is increased six times.
For comparison, each of the 111 wind turbines in Anholt Offshore Wind Farm has a capacity of 3,600kW, and on average, the production from one wind turbine can cover the consumption of more than 3,600 households.
Press release, November 13, 2012; Image: DONG Energy