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Creating a world that runs entirely on green energy

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for life on Earth. Today, the world mainly runs on fossil fuels. We need to transform the way we power the world; from black to green energy.

At Ørsted, our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. We want to revolutionise the way we power people by developing green, independent and economically viable energy systems. By doing so, we create value for the societies that we’re a part of and for all our stakeholders.

We’re headquartered in Denmark, 50.1% owned by the Danish State and our shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (ORSTED). We employ 6,500 people who collaborate with our partners to revolutionise the way we power people through innovative energy solutions and real action.

We’ve taken our name after Hans Christian Ørsted, one of Denmark’s best-known scientists and innovators. Through his curiosity, dedication and interest in nature, he discovered electromagnetism in 1820, helping to lay the scientific foundation for how power is generated today. These qualities of Hans Christian Ørsted are just what we need to truly revolutionise the way we power people.

Transition from black to green energy

A decade ago, we initiated our transformation from a black to a green energy company. Since then, we’ve reduced our use of coal by 73% and more than halved our carbon emissions.

We’ve become a global leader in offshore wind with a market share of 25%, currently powering 9.5 million people. Our ambition is to raise this number to 30 million by 2025. In 2017, we divested our upstream oil and gas business, thereby completing our transformation into being fully dedicated to green energy.
By 2023, we’ll be completely coal-free and have reduced our carbon emissions by 96%. In 2017, we sold our oil and gas production business.

We are also chosen by many countries such Germany and the U.K. as green energy transition partner and we hope to join the journey for Korea to develop a sustainable energy future.

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