From 2015 to 2019 EnergyLab Nordhavn has utilized Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrated how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimized energy system.
In 2020 an association has been formed to continue the use of the physical, digital and relational infrastructure.
EnergyLab Nordhavn was formed in 2015 as a triple helix, bringing together academia, industry, utilities, and local government to pursue solutions for the design and operation of a costefficient and integrated energy system for the future—all based on our living lab in Nordhavn in Copenhagen and the innovation power that such a physically integrated place can offer. The project builds on Copenhagen’s power grid and district heating network, but also ventures far into the built environment and private dwellings to co-model and co-simulate these in order to unlock their flexibility potential.
After four and a half years, the ambitious EnergyLab Nordhavn project presents a number of recommendations to politicians and public authorities for how to ensure a faster track to green transition.
EnergyLab Nordhavn, Urban Help and Scion DTU have entered into a strong collaboration on EnergyHub, which is a new innovation environment for businesses engaged in innovative and sustainable solutions for the cities of the future. 30 businesses moving into the new shared office facilities and more than 200 visits annually by potential international business connections are among the expectations for the new EnergyHub, which has just been opened in Nordhavn.
The partnership EnergyLab Nordhavn is behind the initiative to establish a new showroom for intelligent energy solutions for the future sustainable cities. Together with the showroom, the co-working space EnergyHub will be established. It will be open to all companies engaged in sustainable urban development.
More than 400 local stakeholders, business representatives and international experts met in Copenhagen for the annual CPH Climate Solutions conference on 3 – 4 October to discuss climate solutions and smart city initiatives. EnergyLab Nordhavn was granted an entire session where progress, challenges and obstacles where shared.