Hybridization of Electric Utility Regimes: The Case of Wind Power in Denmark, 1973–1990


This article argues for the hybridization of electric utility regimes by means of innovative adaptation of wind power. Today, wind power accounts for a significant amount of Danish electricity production, and the current national energy policy projects up to 50 percent wind power penetration by 2020, defined as the fraction of energy produced by wind compared with the total available generation capacity. For a number of reasons, and with the mediation of many different actors, wind power in Denmark proved to be a viable addition to the power system. It did not radically transform the system but nor did it leave it unchanged.

DOI: doi.org/10.5282/rcc/6224