Ørsted disappointed with offshore wind output

Malfunctions and curtailments have cost the utility almost one tenth of its total offshore wind generation during this year's first half, and most of this forfeited output comes at the company's own expense. The problems are not over, Ørsted says.
Photo: Carsten Ingemann/IND
Photo: Carsten Ingemann/IND

At first glance, Ørsted's routine offshore wind business seems to be going well. Completed construction of Borkum Riffgrund 2, Walney Extension, the partial installation of Hornsea 1 as well as slightly higher average wind speeds resulted in H1 power generation hitting 5.3 TWh – up 10 percent from the first half of 2018.

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