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.
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.