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Europe’s smartest grid for renewable energy

Denmark is a showcase for smart grid solutions and renewable energy. For developing and testing new technology, we provide the best conditions in Europe.
A global reputation as a leading renewable energy nation does not come over night. In Denmark, we have focused on green energy for more than 40 years. Today, more than 50% of the energy in our electricity grid comes from renewable sources – one of the highest levels in the world.

The public-private sector’s strong commitment to renewable energy and our extensive wind power industry are two key reasons why international businesses come to Denmark. They find the best possible conditions here for developing and testing new technology.

Interconnected energy infrastructure

Our smart grid is designed to distribute energy from all kinds of renewable sources. With an up-time of 99.8%, it is also one of the most reliable grids in the world.
The volumes of renewable energy in the Danish grid are supported by the interconnectivity of the nation’s electricity, gas and district heating systems. This is continuously optimised through the introduction of new technologies for measuring, remote control, automatic response and communication equipment. 

Base your smart grid and energy storage activities in Denmark and gain access to:

  • R&D collaboration with Danish universities.
  • Ideal conditions for establishing your European headquarters.
  • Technology development centres.
  • A critical mass of world-leading industry players.
  • Danish energy technology research, which is internationally recognised by world-class academic institutions.
  • Extensive private-public cooperation.
  • Excellent test market.

Discover future energy storage solutions

The high level of renewable energy in the Danish grid means there is a natural focus on possibilities for energy storage and adoption of innovative technologies. Here are a few examples.

  • A Copenhagen residential area called EnergyLab Nordhavn is exploring innovative energy solutions for urban areas. A full-scale smart city energy lab, it demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimised energy system. The Swiss industrial technology company ABB has delivered the battery energy storage system for the project. This will supply power to approximately 200 apartments in Copenhagen during periods of peak daily demand. 

  • The Danish energy company SEAS-NVE is exploring ways to store high volumes of energy in rock heated to 600 degrees.

  • Other companies – often in combination with biogas facilities – are exploring options for converting excess renewable energy into hydrogen. This will then be used in industrial processes for transportation or injected directly into the Danish grid.

  • Denmark’s salt caverns are also being investigated for energy storage opportunities in the form of gasses.

Fact Completely fossil-free by 2050

The Danish government has set an ambitious goal to make Denmark independent of fossil fuels by 2050. This includes shorter-term goals to reduce gross energy consumption by 12% in 2020 compared to 2006; to ensure 35% all energy consumption is renewable by 2020; and that 50% of Danish electricity consumption is based on wind energy in 2020.

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