The Danish Energy Agency has asked Energinet, which is responsible for the overall operation of the Danish electricity and gas system, to increase the level of preparedness of Denmark's electricity and gas sector following two gas leaks on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline and one on Nord Stream 2 ".
This is reported by the TV channel TV2.
"Pipeline bursts are extremely rare, and therefore we see reason to increase the level of preparedness due to the incidents we have seen in the last 24 hours," said the director of the Danish Energy Agency, Kristoffer Bettzauw.
The Danish Energy Agency has decided that the electricity and gas sectors should move to the emergency level.
This is the second highest level out of five possible, and it means that companies in the sector must pay attention to security around their facilities.
Specific measures are currently being announced that companies in the electricity and gas sector must implement in order to improve the safety of, for example, facilities, buildings and structures.
The Ministry of Climate, Energy and Supply confirmed that a total of three leaks were detected on the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines. We are talking about two leaks on "North Stream-1" and one leak on "North Stream-2".
"As a result of these incidents, the Danish Energy Agency has asked Energinet to increase the level of preparedness of Denmark's electricity and gas sectors," said Climate, Energy and Supply Minister Dan Jorgensen.
The leaks occurred northeast and southeast of Bornholm, respectively. Nord Stream 2 is not in operation, but contains natural gas currently leaking near Bornholm. Nord Stream-1 is also not in operation, but contains gas.
As none of the pipelines were in operation, none of the incidents are yet relevant to gas supplies to Europe and Denmark, the Danish Energy Agency said.
Jorgensen says shipping and aviation in the area of the spill are safe and the environmental impact is limited.
"The authorities and the government are closely monitoring the situation and will constantly inform the public," the agency said.