Energinet.dk connects people and energy
Can more than half of the Danish electricity come from wind? Can biogas freely float in the transmission network and merge with natural gas? Yes, in 2013 and 2014, there have been several months, during which the Danish wind turbines have produced the equivalent of more than half of the Danish electricity consumption – and the number is growing. And yes, the big biogas plants shoot up now and will soon send green gas into the transmission grid.
Own and operate the energy motorways
Energinet.dk is the Danish Transmission System Operator and is responsible for the Danish security of supply of electricity and gas. We own and operate in other words, the energy motorways. At the same time, we ensure that the infrastructure will be developed to suit a future with more renewable energy.
One of the highest supply security
From our controlroom, we are responsible for the Danes always having access to power and gas. Denmark has one of the highest supply of energy security and Energinet.dk believe that tomorrow’s energy solutions increasingly need to be addressed internationally, in an open market – electricity and gas could flow freely across borders when there are plentiful in one country and a need in other countries.
Developing the energy systems of the future
Energinet.dk support research and development of renewable energy, and we do analysis of future energy systems. Integration of electricity, gas, heat and transport sectors will be crucial to the goal that 50 percent of Danish electricity consumption in 2020 will come from wind power, and the ambition that Denmark in 2050 will have a low carbon energy system.
What we do
Energinet.dk is an independent public company under the Ministry for Climate, Energy and Building and play a major role in the endeavours to respond to the climate changes by increasing the amount of environment-friendly energy:
One of the keys to an effective green transition is flexible consumption. But it requires data and brand new business models. A joint Danish-Estonian pilot project will test new technology that allows consumers to simply and securely give electricity market players access to their consumption data.
TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) will sign an agreement in Brussels on 23 March 2017 that will press ahead on developing a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea.
The ‘Energy Data Store’ project team launches a new project website. With this new website, the project team intends to increase communications and dialog about the project, which is ensuring easy access to energy data.
How can the Danish power system be developed to handle 50 % wind power and other renewable energy in the future? Energinet.dk has presented this, among other challenging problems, to Danish experts and foreign consultants in the EcoGrid.dk project. Phase 1 of the project has been completed and the conclusion is clear: The challenges demand a reassessment […]
Connecting the 91 wind turbines of Horns Rev 2 offshore wind farm off the west coast of Jutland required the following installations: A transformer platform, which collects the power from the wind turbines and increases the voltage level from 33 kV to 150 kV. The platform is 37 m from the seabed to the helipad. A 42 […]
Research into energy systems investigates the potential for integrating various technologies. This may be the use of electricity for district heating production by means of electric boilers or heat pumps, or biofuel production for the transport sector with electricity and heat generation. Equally important is the integration of energy storage and generation from renewable energy […]
In the research programme ForskEL’s projects on biomass – as for example straw and waste from households and industry – research is undertaken into combustion and gasification of biomass and waste and the handling of biomass resources. A new focus area is the integrated planning of electricity and heat generation with biofuel production for the […]
Biogas is a renewable energy source from the decomposition (gasification) of biomass as for example waste from agriculture, households and industries. Energinet.dk works with research and development, which makes it possible in various ways to increase the use of renewable energy in the natural gas system. We aim at using the natural gas grid for […]
As transmission system operator, Energinet.dk must ensure that R&D is conducted for the benefit of Danish society and the electricity sector. Energinet.dk finances its R&D activities on the basis of the electricity and natural gas transmission tariffs, and conducts a number of R&D activities. However, R&D is generally carried out by external collaboration partners. ForskEL […]
At the end of 2012, Energinet.dk must be ready with the technical installations that will carry power from the forthcoming 400 MW offshore wind farm between Djursland and Anholt to the mainland. The wind farm will supply environmentally-friendly electricity corresponding to the annual consumption of 400,000 households, or approximately 4% of Danish power generation. Energinet.dk […]
Vattenfall Europe Transmission, Svenska Kraftnät and Energinet.dk are looking into the possibility of laying an offshore transmission grid linking the power grids of Germany, Sweden and Denmark and at the same time connecting their offshore wind turbines at Kriegers Flak to the onshore grids. It is estimated that up to 1800 MW of wind power […]
The project is to help adapt the Danish power system to future requirements by increasing the extent of system control and monitoring to ensure that power generation and consumption balance. Energinet.dk uses long-term, holistic planning to expand the power system. Generally, this means that we include considerations such as security of supply, a well-functioning market, […]
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.
When looking at the global climate challenges, the energy system is one of the biggest obstacles towards a carbon-free and net-zero future. The European Union has set ambitious objectives for an energy system, which integrates renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as enabling a well-functioning energy market. These elements in combination can support a […]