The energy systems are connected. Electricity is produced in many different ways. Around half of the electricity in the Danish sockets is produced by wind turbines, but in quiet periods there is a need to produce extra electricity using, among other things, natural gas. In the rest of Europe, with which we are connected, wind turbine power makes up a much smaller share. Saving on electricity now will mean saving on fuel for electricity production, which can then be used later in the season, should there be problems with, for example, the gas supply.
Due to the war in Ukraine, there is less natural gas available. If the gas reserves cannot be filled up sufficiently during the summer of 2023, therefore there may be problems with electricity during windless periods next winter.