Vattenfall: The situation is getting more and more hopeless

Denmark's Southern Jutland region provided around 0.5 percent of the Danish wind development over the past three years. Tuesday, a 80 MW project was shot down by politicians. Vattenfall is disappointed in the lack of impartiality at the local level and the lack of national political support.

Nordex erected the largest wind turbine in Denmark's South Jutland region in 1999. Not the pictured 2.5 MW model but a N60 machine of 1.3 MW. | Photo: Nordex

Tuesday evening, Henrik Kamp Justesen kept a close eye on the live streaming of a meeting held in Denmark's Tønder municipality in the Southern Jutland region of the contry. Vattenfall's project manager for the planned wind farm near the city Haved, meant to contain 24 wind turbines, watched online as a majority in the municipal council rejected the project. Specifically, the local politicians rejected to even listen to arguments or send the local development plan and the environmental impact assessment to a hearing.

"The planning is the job of the city and you have to respect that. But it was hard to find the municipal council's factual reasoning for not sending the plan to a hearing," says Kamp Justesen.

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