A new, large export market looks set to open up for the Danish wind industry. Denmark and Ethiopia have signed a strategic partnership for a new energy program, 'Accelerated Wind Power Generation in Ethiopia', which will support the African country's goal to expand its wind capacity from 324 MW to approximately 5.2 GW by 2020. The expansion is worth almost EUR 7.1 billion.
The partnership is primarily about exporting the Danish energy system. The Danish Energy Agency will station an energy consultant in the capital Addis Abeba and will also contribute expert knowledge in the development of a procurement system for large development projects for the Danish model for offshore wind. While Energinet.dk will demonstrate how to create an electricity system with room for large amounts of wind energy.