Region
OECD high income
Income Group
High income
GNI Per Capita ($US)
58,590
Population
5,676,002
Major Business City
Copenhagen
94
Overall Score
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Is there legislation or a national action plan that aims to increase EE?
Yes
Name of EE legislation or action plan
Click for moreThe Danish Energy Agreement of March 212
Is there an energy efficiency goal or target at the national level?
Yes
Natonal target details
Click for more Reduce gross energy consumption to 744.4 PJ by the year 2020. This entails a 7.6 % reduction in gross energy consumption in 2020 compared with 2010.
Is there a target for the residential sector?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there a commercial servcies sector target?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there an industrial sector target?
No
Target details
0
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
No
Is there a power sector target?
Yes
Target details
Click for moreThe target is an increase in energy savings by 2.6% (10.7 PJ) of final energy consumption excl. transport compared to the 2010 level in 2013 and 2014 by energy supply companies. From 2015 to 2020 this figure will rise to an 2.9% (12.2 PJ) annually compared to the level in 2010.
Does the target have a milestone or deadline?
Yes

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Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE strategy?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for more Danish Ministy of Climate, Energy and Building/ Danish Energy Agency
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to setting EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy suppliers?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency/ Danish Energy Regulaty Authority
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to regulating EE activities of energy consumers?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with equipment EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency/ Secretariat for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to certifying compliance with building EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
0
Are there governmental and/or independent bodies dedicated to selecting and/or approving third party auditors tasked with certifying EE standards?
Yes
Name of entity
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency

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Residential customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Commercial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Industrial customers
Is it mandatory for utilities to provide reports of their energy usage, in a bill or by other means?
Yes
Residential customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Commercial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Industrial customers
At what intervals do customers receive these reports (times per year)?
12
Do the reports include the price levels customers pay for energy usage?
Yes
Does the regulator track utilites' compliance with laws for providing energy usage information to customers?
Yes
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes
Method of comparison
Click for moreComparison to the energy conumption of a comparable consumer category, if relevant benchmarks exist
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes
Method of comparison
Click for moreComparison to the energy conumption of a comparable consumer category, if relevant benchmarks exist
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report which compares them to other users in the same region and/or usage class?
Yes
Method of comparison
Click for moreComparison to the energy conumption of a comparable consumer category, if relevant benchmarks exist
Residential customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Commercial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
Industrial customers
Do customers receive a bill or report that shows their energy usage compared to previous bills or reports over time?
Yes
All customers
Can customers access real time feedback on energy usage (for either prepaid or post-paid systems)?
Yes
Do customers have the ability to manage energy usage levels remotely (through apps or other technology mediums that can track real time usage?
No

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Residential customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
No
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
No
Commercial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
No
Industrial customers
Are customers charged a flat fee (per connection)?
Yes
Are customers charged constant block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged declining block rates?
Yes
Are customers charged increasing block rates?
No
Residential customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Commercial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Industrial customers
Do customers pay energy charges (per kWh)?
Yes
Do customers pay demand charges (per kW)?
Yes
Do customers pay reactive power charges (per kVAR)?
No
Residential customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes
Commercial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes
Industrial customers
Are customers charged based on real-time pricing?
Yes
Are customers charged based on variable peak pricing?
No
Are customers charged based on critical peak pricing?
No
Are tariffs adjusted according to seasons?
No
Do customers pay according to time-of-day electricity use or receive peak-time rebates?
Yes

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What is the threshold for classifying large consumers?
Click for moreDenmark follows the EU definition of large enterprises saying that enterprises with 250 employees and an annual turnover over - 50 million or balance over - 43 million qualify as such. Enterprises with ISO 50,001 or ISO 14,001 are exempt.
Large consumer EE mandate/incentive regulations
Click for moreDenmark_Order on mandatory energy audits for large enterprises
Is it required for the consumption and/or savings of large-scale energy users to be tracked and documented on a regular basis?
Yes
Are efficiency targets mandated for large consumers?
No
Details
0
Are energy audits mandated for large consumers?
Yes
Are energy efficiency progress reports mandated for large consumers?
No
Interval of reports
0
Are energy-management systems mandated for large consumers?
No
Details
0
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with regulatory obligations for large consumers?
Yes
Is there a measurement and verification program in place?
Yes
Is verification done by a third party?
Yes
Are there financial incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
Yes
Details
Click for moreThe Energy Agreement of March 2012 contains a funding scheme for energy efficient use of renewable energy in production processes. DKK 250 million in 2013 and DKK 500 million per year from 2014 to 2020 are available to promote the efficient use of renewable energy in enterprises.
Are there tax incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
Yes
Are there other incentives for large consumers to invest in energy efficiency?
No
Details
0
Is there a program to publicly recognize large-scale users that have achieved significant energy savings measures?
No
Are energy savings and/or financial savings publicized?
No
Does the program offer assistance (from a government or independent entity) to large-scale users to identify energy savings investments opportunities?
Yes
Primary Energy Consumption (MJ - latest GTF data from 2012)
726085

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Are there binding energy savings obligations for public buildings?
Yes
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at public buildings tracked (either in-house or by a third party)?
Yes
Are there binding energy savings obligations for other public facilities (may include water supply, wastewater services, municipal solid waste, street lighting, transportation, and heat supply)?
Yes
Are energy savings from efficiency activities at other public facilities tracked?
Yes
Is there a specific policy or mandated guidelines for public procurement of energy-efficient products and services?
Yes
Public procurement guidelines for EE
Click for moreDenmark_Circular on improving energy efficiency in government institutions of 5 July 214
Do public budgeting regulations and practices allow public entities to retain energy savings?
Yes
Public budgeting regulations for EE
Click for moreDenmark_Circular on improving energy efficiency in government institutions of 5 July 214

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Name of utility energy efficiency regulation program
Click for moreDenmark_Agreement of 13 November 212 on the energy saving efforts of energy companies
Electricity generation
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
No
Details
KWH/DA THm/DA
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
No
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
No
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
No
Are there mandates or incentives for new and/or brownfield co-generation?
No
Transmission & distribution
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Details
KWH/DA THm/DA
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes
Demand-side management -
Are utilities required to carry out energy efficiency activities in this area?
Yes
Details
KWH/DA THm/DA
Are energy savings or other target indicators measured to track performance in meeting EE requirements?
Yes
Are the requirements measured/validated by an independent third party?
Yes
Are there penalties in place for non-compliance with EE requirements?
Yes
Is there a demand-side management department within the selected utility?
Yes
Do utilities provide customers incentives for demand response, such as peak-time rebates?
Yes
Is there public budget funding available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Is there compensation for revenue losses via a tracking account available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there credit lines available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there partial risk guarantees available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there program cost recovery available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
Yes
Is there ESCO financing available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is there on-bill financing/re-payment available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for utilities to recover costs associated with or revenue lost from mandated energy efficiency activities?
Click for moreThere are several other financing mechanisms:1. Consumers can present an energy savings project to the distribution grid company, which can buy the right to report the respective energy savings. the distribution grid company pays a subsidy corresponding to the amont of energy saving to the consumer. 2. So called "Energy Service Providers (Plumbers, Installers, Craftsmen, etc)" can have agreements with obligation distribution grid companies for energy savings. When they execute an energy savings project, the ditribution grid company buys the right to report energy savings from the "Energy Service Porvider", which gives the consumer a corresponding discount for his services in the energy savings project.
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

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Residential sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Details
Click for moreThere are several other financing mechanisms:1. Consumers can present an energy savings project to the distribution grid company, which can buy the right to report the respective energy savings. the distribution grid company pays a subsidy corresponding to the amont of energy saving to the consumer. 2. So called "Energy Service Providers (Plumbers, Installers, Craftsmen, etc)" can have agreements with obligation distribution grid companies for energy savings. When they execute an energy savings project, the ditribution grid company buys the right to report energy savings from the "Energy Service Porvider", which gives the consumer a corresponding discount for his services in the energy savings project. 3. Municipalities can get low-interest loans for energy efficiency activities, e.g. in buidings from a the public bank "Kommunekredit"
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Commercial services sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Details
Click for moreThere are several other financing mechanisms:1. Consumers can present an energy savings project to the distribution grid company, which can buy the right to report the respective energy savings. the distribution grid company pays a subsidy corresponding to the amont of energy saving to the consumer. 2. So called "Energy Service Providers (Plumbers, Installers, Craftsmen, etc)" can have agreements with obligation distribution grid companies for energy savings. When they execute an energy savings project, the ditribution grid company buys the right to report energy savings from the "Energy Service Porvider", which gives the consumer a corresponding discount for his services in the energy savings project. 3. Municipalities can get low-interest loans for energy efficiency activities, e.g. in buidings from a the public bank "Kommunekredit"
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Industrial sector
Are there tax incentives available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are there discounted "green" mortgages available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is on-bill financing/re-payment available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are credit lines available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are energy services agreements or ESCOs available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are green bonds available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Is vendor credit and/or leasing available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are partial risk guarantees available for energy efficiency investments?
No
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
No
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No
Are there any other financing mechanisms available for energy efficiency investments?
Yes
Details
Click for moreThere are several other financing mechanisms:1. Consumers can present an energy savings project to the distribution grid company, which can buy the right to report the respective energy savings. the distribution grid company pays a subsidy corresponding to the amont of energy saving to the consumer. 2. So called "Energy Service Providers (Plumbers, Installers, Craftsmen, etc)" can have agreements with obligation distribution grid companies for energy savings. When they execute an energy savings project, the ditribution grid company buys the right to report energy savings from the "Energy Service Porvider", which gives the consumer a corresponding discount for his services in the energy savings project. 3. Municipalities can get low-interest loans for energy efficiency activities, e.g. in buidings from a the public bank "Kommunekredit"
Are these available as solely market-driven financing mechanisms without any direct government approval, subsidy, authorization or other mediation procedure?
Yes
Are these available as government-driven financing mechanisms?
No

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EE standards regulations
Click for moreCOMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 643/29 of 22 July 29 implementing Directive 25/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign
Refrigerators
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreMinimum energy efficiency performance standards for refrigerators have been etablished under Ecodesign. The measurement unit is the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI). For the calculation of the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI), of a household refrigerating appliance model, the Annual Energy Consumption (calculated in kWh/year) of the household refrigerating appliance is compared to its Standard Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/year). For compression-type refrigerating appliances following minimum standards have been set: 1. July 2010 - EEI < 55, 1. July 2012 - EEI < 44, 1. July 2014 - EEI < 42. For Absorption-type and other-type refrigerating appliances following minimum standards have been set: 1. July 2010 - EEI < 150, 1. July 2012 - EEI < 125, 1. July 2015 - EEI < 110.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Air conditioners
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreMinimum standars have been established based on the product type (single- or double duct air conitioners, or other), the size (<6kW, 6kW<12kW), the Global Warming Potential of refrigerators used(<150, >150) and different types of rating (SEER/EER for cooling and SCOP, COP for heating). A full list is available in Annex I Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 of 6 March 2012.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Lighting equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for more Minimum performance standards have been established for Non Directional light sources for housing, Non Directional light sources for office and street lighting, Directional lamps and LED following EU Ecodesign. Depending on the product type there are different minimum standards. E.g. the minimum standards for directional lights are measured with the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI (EEI = lamp power/light source reference power (rounded to two decimal places )). E.G. for High-intensity discharge lamps following minimum standards have been set: 1. September 2013 - EEI < 0.50, 1. September 2014 - EEI < 0.50, 1. September 2015 - EEI < 0.36
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Industrial electric motors
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreMinimum energy efficiency performance standards have been established depending on the capacity of the motor (kW) and the number of poles. There are nominal minimum efficiency requirements (measured as ratio of mechanical output power to the electrical input power). From 16 June 2011, motors with a rated output of 0.75-375 kW shall not be less efficient than the IE2 efficiency level. 2. from 1. January 2015: (i) motors shall not be less efficient than the IE3 efficiency level or meet the IE2 efficiency level, as defined in and be equipped with a variable speed drive. 3. from 1 January 2017: (i) all motors shall not be less efficient than the IE3 efficiency level, or meet the IE2 efficiency level and be equipped with a variable speed drive. A full list of requirements is available in Annex I COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 640/2009 of 22 July 2009.
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Other industrial equipment
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for moreMinimum energy efficiency performance standards for power transformers bigger than 1 kVA have been established. Depending on their size power transformers shall comply with the maximum allowed load and no-load losses (in Watt) or the Peak Efficiency Index (PEI (PEI=ratio of the transmitted apparent power of a transformer minus the electrical losses to the transmitted apparent power of the transformer)) values. An overview of minimum standards is available in Annex I Commission Regulation (EU) No 548/2014 of 21 May 2014
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Light duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
Yes
Details of standards
Click for more130 grams of CO2 per kilometre (g CO2/km) by 2015
Is there a verification program in place?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
Yes
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
Yes
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
Yes
Heavy duty vehicles
Have minimum energy performance standards been adopted?
No
Details of standards
0
Is there a verification program in place?
No
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Is there a penalty for non-compliance with energy efficiency standards?
No
Are the standards based on external/international standards?
No

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Refrigerators
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Air conditioners
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Lighting equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Industrial electric motors
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Other industrial equipment
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No
Light duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
Yes
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
Yes
Heavy duty vehicles
Have energy efficiency labeling schemes been adopted?
No
Is the labeling scheme mandatory?
No
Is the labeling scheme based on external/international standards?
No

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Are there energy efficiency codes for new residential buildings?
Yes
Are there energy efficiency codes for new commercial buildings?
Yes
Is the energy efficiency code for new residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for new commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
19.2. Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new residential buildilngs?
Yes
19.2. Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for new commercial buildings?
Yes
EE building code regulations
Click for moreDenmark_Building Code 21
19.3. When was the code last updated for residential buildings?
2010
19.3. When was the code last updated for commercial buildings?
2010
Is there a system to ensure compliance with building energy efficiency codes?
Yes
Is it carried out by a third party?
No
Are renovated residential buildings required to meet a building energy codee?
Yes
Are renovated commercial buildings required to meet a building energy code?
Yes
20.1. Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
20.1. Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings different from the code for new buildings?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated residential buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is the energy efficiency code for renovated commercial buildings its own stand-alone, separate code or part of the overall building code?
No
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated residential buildings?
Yes
Is there any provision for regular updates to the code for renovated commercial buildings?
Yes
Is there a mandatory standardized rating or labeling system for the energy performance of existing buildings?
Yes
22.1. Is the labeling scheme or rating adopted from external standards?
Yes
Are commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage at the point of sale or when leased?
Yes
Are large commercial and residential buildings required to disclose property energy usage annually?
No
Are there mandates or targets for new building stocks to achieve high quality energy efficiency certifications, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) (e.g. percentage of new building stocks that must be LEED certified)?
Yes
Details
0
LEED incentives
No
Local program details
0

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Does a legal framework for renewable energy development exist?
Yes
Name of the Law
Click for moreDanish Electricity Supply Act; Danish Act on the Promotion of Renewable Energy
Is private sector ownership of renewable energy generation legally authorized?
Yes

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Does an official renewable energy target exist?
Yes
Overall target
Click for more Denmark has decided on short-, mid- and long term targets for RE. The official target until 2020 is 35% of final energy consumption supplied from renewable energy sources and approximately 50% of electricity consumption supplied by wind power. The mid term target is 100% of electricity and heat provided by renewables until 2035 and the long term target is a fossil fuel free economy by 2050 with the entire energy supply - electricity, heating, industry and transport - to be covered by renewable energy by 2050.
Solar target
Wind target
Click for moreappro. 50% of electricity consumption; 1000 MW of newly installed offshore capacity, 500 MW of newly installed nearshore capacity and 500 MW (net) of newly installed onshore capacity
Hydro target
Biomass target
Geothermal target
Does a renewable energy action plan or strategy to attain the target exist?
Yes
Name of the action plan
0
Does the plan or startegy define the amount of investment necessary to meet the RE target?
Yes
The amount of investment identified
0
Is there an institution responsible for tracking progress in renewable energy development?
Yes
Name of the institution
0
Does an electricity generation plan that includes renewable energy development exist?
Yes
Name of the generation plan
0
Is the expansion plan based on a probabilistic approach?
Yes
Does the current transmission planning consider renewable energy scale-up?
Yes
Name of the transmission plan
0
Has the country conducted a variable renewable energy integration study?
Yes
Name of the integration study
0
Year of the integration study
2009/2014
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a solar resource atlas?
No
Does the government publish or endorse a solar resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
No
Solar atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
No
Solar atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
No
Solar atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
No
Solar atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
No
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of solar resources?
No
Has the solar resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the solar resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a wind resource atlas?
Yes
Does the government publish or endorse a wind resource atlas or other data on the abundance and quality of the resource?
Yes
Wind atlas is validated by at least 5 ground-based measurements taken for a period of at least a year;
Yes
Wind atlas has a spatial resolution of 5km or less;
Yes
Wind atlas is based on modeling inputs covering at least a 10 year period;
Yes
Wind atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
Yes
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of wind resources?
Yes
Has the wind resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the wind resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a hydro resource atlas?
No
Does the country publish or endorse a national hydro resource map or atlas?
No
Hydro atlas is validated by ground-based water run-off data and/or site surveys from potential sites;
No
Hydro atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation
No
Has the country carried out strategic planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of hydro resources?
No
Has the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
No
Are the hydro resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a biomass resource atlas?
Yes
Does the country publish or endorse a national biomass resource map or atlas?
Yes
Biomass atlas is validated by ground-based survey or officially reported data;
Yes
Biomass atlas is accompanied by an explanation of the methodology and instrumentation.
Yes
Has the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?
Yes
Are the biomass resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
Yes
Does the country have sufficient resource abundance to warrant a geothermal resource atlas?
No
Does the country publish or endorse a national geothermal resource map or atlas?
No
The governmetn has collected and recorded well data at potential geothermal sites?
No
Does the government publish a national geological map?
No
The government has supported surface exploration (geological; geochemical; temp; gradient) at potential sites?
No
The government has supported test drilling at at least one site (slim bore or full well)?
No
The government has supported the creation of a reservoir model at at least one site?
No
Has the country carried out strategic geothermal resource planning or produced zoning guidance to inform the commercial development of the resource?
No
Has the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance been undertaken as part of a strategic environmental and social assessment or equivalent process?nt process?
No
Are the geothermal resource planning or zoning guidance outputs publically available?
No

Sub Indicators

Is there at least one scheme to support renewable energy per unit of electricity generated? (e.g., feed-in tariff, competitive bidding/auction, mandates, generation premiums, production tax credits)?
Yes
Feed-in tariff
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Solar
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Wind
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Hydro
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Biomass
Yes
Feed-in tariff - Geothermal
No
Government body in charge
Click for moreThe public TSO Energinet.dk is responsible for the allocation of feed-in tariffs
Projects guaranteed off-take
No
Solar Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
8.9
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
n/a
Solar Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Click for moreMaximum of total capacity under increased support pool of 60 MW for 2015 and 20 MW per year until 2017
Solar Feed-in-tariff Closing date
n/a
Wind Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
8.6
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
n/a
Wind Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
n/a
Wind Feed-in-tariff Closing date
n/a
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
8.9
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
10 MW
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
n/a
Hydro Feed-in-tariff Closing date
n/a
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
15
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
n/a
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
n/a
Biomass Feed-in-tariff Closing date
n/a
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Price ($ cents/kWh)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (single)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Max. capacity (total)
Geothermal Feed-in-tariff Closing date
Competitive bidding
Yes
Auction 1 - Year
2009/2010
Auction 1 - Technology
Click for moreoffshore wind power
Auction 1 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
400 MW
Auction 1 - Auction for total and size (MW)
Auction 1 - Standard PPA and Term
N/A
Auction 1 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 1 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
Click for moreDKK cent 105.1/kWh
Auction 1 - Government body in charge
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency
Auction 2 - Year
2014/2015
Auction 2 - Technology
Click for moreoffshore wind power
Auction 2 - Project-specific tender and size (MW)
400 MW
Auction 2 - Auction for total and size (MW)
Auction 2 - Standard PPA and Term
N/A
Auction 2 - Price ceiling
No
Auction 2 - Winning bid ($ cents/kWh)
DKK cent 77/kWh
Auction 2 - Government body in charge
Click for moreDanish Energy Agency
Winning bid guaranteed off-take
No
Mandates
No
Generation premium
No
Production tax credit
No
Does the government offer other direct fiscal incentives for renewable energy (e.g. capital subsidies, grants or rebates, investment tax credits, tax reductions?)
Yes
Investment tax credit
No
Accelerated depreciation
No
Reduction in import taxes
No
Reduction in sales tax or other taxes
Yes
Does the country provide prioritized access to the grid for RE?
Yes
Do RE projects receive priority in dispatch?
Yes
Are there provisions to compensate seller if offtake infrastructure is not built in time?
Yes
Are there mechanisms to compensate RE projects for lost generation due to certain curtailments after project commissioning?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Is the market entry mechanism for private RE projects defined? (e.g. 1st come 1st served; tenders)
Yes
Details
0
Are projects subject to development timelines or milestones?
Yes
Are tariffs indexed (in part or in whole) to an international currency or to inflation?
Yes
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to adjust the level of the tariff for new entrants (e.g., declination)?
No
If there is a guaranteed tariff, is there a mechanism to differentiate tariffs based on the size of the generation plant?
No
If there is competitive bidding/auctions, are there provisions to ensure full and timely project completion (e.g., bid-bonds, project milestones, eligibility requirements)
Yes
If there is a renewable energy mandate, can it be met with tradable certificates (e.g., RECs, ROCs, TECs)?
N/A
Is the price subsidy/benefit implied by a renewable energy incentive program passed through in full or in part to the final electricity consumer?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Are there rules defining the allocation of connection costs?
Yes
What is the type of the connection cost allocation policy (i.e. shallow/deep)?
Shallow
Are there rules that allow electricity customers to purchase power directly from a third party (i.e. an entity other than the designated utility in a service area)?
Yes
Do the rules define the size and allocation of costs for transmission and distribution wheeling charges? (e.g., wheeling charges, locational pricing?)
Yes
Do the rules consider customer type/size in determining eligibility for purchasing electricity from a third party?
Yes
connection cost document
Click for moreGeneral Electricity Law No.125.01
Does the country have a grid code that includes measures or standards addressing variable renewable energy?
Yes
Is there more than one balancing area in the country?
Yes
Are there rules for exchanging power between balancing areas that penalize variable renewable energy (e.g. through imbalance penalties)?
Yes
Are there provisions in the power exchange rules that allow for plant forecasting?
Yes

Sub Indicators

Does the government offer or allow backing of utility payments (e.g. through a letter of credit, escrow account, payment guarantee, or other)?
No
Information disclosure
29.16375
Are the financial statements of the largest utility publicly available?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company publicly available?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company publicly available?
Yes
Are the following metrics published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
0
Is the transmission loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the distribution loss rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the bill collection rate published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
Yes
Is the amount of electricity available for sale to end-users published in a primary official document (by the utility, regulator or ministry and/or government)?
No
Information Auditing
33.33
Financial statements independently audited?
0
Are the financial statements of the largest generation company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest transmission company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest distribution company audited?
Yes
Are the financial statements of the largest retail electricity sales company audited?
Yes
Monitoring Reliability
0
Is the utility operating an incidence/outage recording system (or SCADA/EMS with such functionality)?
Yes
Is the utility measuring the SAIDI and SAIFI or any other measurements for service reliability?
Yes
Are the data reported to the regulatory body?
Yes
Are the data available to the public?
Yes
Name of the selected utility
DONG Energie
data - 17.1. Current ratio (working capital ratio)
Click for more1.58258867653234
data - 17.2 Debt Service Coverage Ratio
Click for more1.38191551169075
data - 17.3 Days payable outstanding
Click for more68.9495526073438
data - 17.4 EBITDA margin
Click for more0.196111533436728
Current ratio (working capital ratio) of selected utility
25
Debt Service Coverage Ratio of selected utility
25
Days payable outstanding of selected utility
25
EBITDA margin of selected utility
25

Sub Indicators

Is there a carbon pricing mechanism in place?
Yes
For any carbon pricing mechanism (e.g. carbon tax, emission trading system), what is the portion of national GHG emissions covered)?
Click for more89.3557329784875%
Is there a monitoring, reporting and verification system for greenhouse gas emissions in place?
Yes
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Policy Framework
National Plans
YesEE legislation or action plan
YesNational EE target: overall
NoNational EE target: residential
NoNational EE target: commercial
NoNational EE target: industrial
YesNational EE target: power sector
Customer billing and pricing
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity consumption to consumers: indusdrial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: residential
YesReport electricity price to consumers: commercial
YesReport electricity price to consumers: industrial
YesTime of use pricing: residential
YesTime of use pricing: commercial
YesTime of use pricing: industrial
Large consumers
novalueMandatory energy usage tracking
YesEE requirements: consumption tracking
NoEE requirements: targets
YesEE requirements: energy audits
NoEE requirements: other
YesEE incentives: financial incentives
novalueEE incentives: tax incentives
YesEE incentives: other
Public entities
YesEE obligations for public facilities
YesEE public procurement requirements
Utilities
NoMandates: generation
YesMandates: T&D
YesMandates: DSM
Standards and labeling
YesEE standards: refrigerators
YesEE standards: air conditioning
YesEE standards: lighting
YesEE standards: industrial electric motors
YesEE standards: other industrial equipment
YesEE standards: vehicles
YesEE labels: refrigerators
YesEE labels: air conditioning
YesEE labels: lighting
NoEE labels: industrial electric motors
NoEE labels: other industrial equipment
YesEE labels: vehicles
Building codes and incentives
NoEE building codes: residential
YesEE building codes: commercial
Legal Framework
YesPrimary legislation governing RE
novaluePrivate ownership of generation legally authorized
Planning
YesRenewable energy target: overall
Renewable energy target: biomass
Renewable energy target: geothermal
Renewable energy target: hydropower
Renewable energy target: solar
appro. 50% of electricity consumption; 1000 MW of newly installed offshore capacity, 500 MW of newly installed nearshore capacity and 500 MW (net) of newly installed onshore capacityRenewable energy target: wind
YesRenewable energy strategy
YesGeneration plan including RE
YesTransmission plan including RE
YesVariable RE integration study complete
YesResource maps: Biomass
YesResource maps: Geothermal
NoResource maps: Hydro
NoResource maps: Solar
novalueResource maps: Wind
Incentives and Regulatory Support
YesGeneration support scheme: feed-in tariff
YesGeneration support scheme: competitive bidding
NoGeneration support scheme: other
YesFiscal incentives
YesPriority dispatch
Network connection and access
YesConnection cost rules
YesThird party use of system
YesGrid code covering RE
Sector Structure and Statistics
Annual electricity generation (GWh)
30571.5
Length of transmission system
6769
Length of distribution system (km)
20000
T&D loss rate (2-year average where available)
0.06
Bill collection rate (2-year average where available)
1
Level of competition
Retail market competition
Level of unbundling
Fully vertically and horizontally unbundled
Private sector participation
error
IPP capacity share
0.00%
Retail Tariffs
Selected retail / distribution + retail utility
DONG Energie
Retail electricity tariff (average of all end-users)
USD 0.1
Retail electricity tariff (residential)
N/A
Retail electricity tariff (commercial)
N/A
Retail electricity tariff (industrial)
N/A
Generation Mix
Institutions, Utilities and Market Operators
Energy Ministry / Planning Entity
Danish Energy Agency
Separate Electricity Regulator (year established)
Danish Energy Regulatory Authority & Danish Energy Agency (2000?)
Transmission System Operator
Energinet.dk
Independent System Operator
Energinet.dk
Wholesale Market Operator
Nord Pool