Disruptive ideas that increase the share of renewables, while guaranteeing an extremely high security of supply via a reliable grid integration of large parks (wind and solar) and prosumers. We accomplish this by increasing the efficiency of generation and storage, improving ancillary services, combining energy vectors, and developing solutions with high scalability, reliability and adaptability
Research leading to energy islands that revolutionize the way we think on renewable energy generation, sector coupling and grid operation.
A more flexible integration of renewables, storage/conversion and flexible grid operation, by improving the interfaces, leading to a smarter energy system.
Word-class research in the areas or renewables and energy islands, as well as the respective grid integration.
The design, operation and interconnection of energy islands.
The combination of renewable generation with new electric storage and PtX solutions for improved holistic solutions handling both short and long-term storages.
The expansion of power grids (transmission, distribution and micro) and the incorporation of power electronic devices, for increasing the share of renewables.
A power grid where Denmark’s energy islands are not only a reality, but also the benchmark for the entire world in regards to sector coupling, interoperability, energy hub modelling and techno-economical design.
An electric grid where all generation is emission neutral (greenhouse gases), while maintaining a high power quality and security-of-supply.
The cooperation between academia and industry so that risky ideas have higher chances of implementation.
Denmark and the Department of Energy Technology are leaders and visionaries in regards to renewable energy generation and their grid integration. The high success in integrating renewables means that Denmark is among the first reaching the tipping point where decades-old principles and solutions will no longer apply, with others following soon. New radical ideas, technologies and changes are necessary if we are to have the reliable and economical access to green electricity that we are accustomed: a good example are the new and innovative energy islands that are a strong focus for us. This need is even more important as with an increasing consumption, more renewable generation is required and any problems in electricity supply (i.e. low security of supply) might have catastrophic consequences.
We envision our research helping Denmark to continue not only as a leader and exporter of knowledge and technology in renewable energy generation, but to become also in the fields on energy islands and transmission/distribution. We can show how to reduce emissions and to improve society’s well-being, while developing ideas that help creating green jobs and society reaching its green goals.