Denmark to build North Sea island to serve as wind power hub

first_imgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has agreed to build an island in the North Sea that would gather and distribute electricity from wind energy farms. The 210-billion kroner ($34 billion) artificial island will be created about 80 kilometers (50 miles) off the country’s west coast and will connect to several European countries. It would start with 3 gigawatts of capacity, enough to cover the electricity needs of 3 million European households. That capacity is expected to more than triple over time. No date has been set yet for the start of construction of the island, which will be controlled by the Danish government.last_img read more