Energy supply

The energy supply in Denmark consists of a mixed portfolio of oil, gas, coal and renewable energy, as efficient use is integral to ensure a stable energy supply.

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is responsible for administration of the energy supply legislation in Denmark. Energy supply is regulated by laws on supply of electricity, gas and heating, and the law on renewable energy, which is focused on the production of energy itself, transport and energy delivery to consumers.

Apart from ensuring a stable energy supply, legislation shall be enacted in a sustainable and safe manner.

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is furthermore responsible for legislation and initiatives to ensure efficient use of energy and to promote energy saving. Legislation includes requirements for energy labelling of machines and buildings for consumer awareness. 

The ongoing administration of energy supply is to a high degree delegated to the Danish Energy Agency and Energinet.