Get an overview of the future smart energy solutions in Nordhavn smart living lab
Transforming an active industrial port into a modern, vibrant residential neighbourhood and business district, while developing and demonstrating smart solutions for the future sustainable and cost-efficient, integrated energy system.
EnergyLab Nordhavn is located in Copenhagen’s waterfront city district Nordhavn (north harbour). The EnergyLab 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 cost-efficient and integrated energy system for the future. The project build on Copenhagen’s power grid and district heating network, but also ventured far into the built environment and private dwellings to co-model and co-simulate these in order to unlock their flexibility potential.
From 2015 until 2019, the project “EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures” developed and demonstrated future energy solutions. The project used Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab to demonstrate how electricity, heating, energy-efficient solutions, and electric transport can be incorporated into an intelligent, flexible and optimised energy system.
12 partners in Denmark’s largest and most ambitious smart energy project worked together to develop new methods and solutions for designing and operating tomorrow’s flexible and integrated energy system—solutions that will accelerate an effective green transition. A lot of smart city solutions have been implemented in the area such as intelligent waste handling, low temperature district heating, public transportation, and super cycle highways. Over the coming years, Nordhavn will continue to be built as a sustainable city district with tens of thousands of new residents and jobs.
DTU, City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development, HOFOR, Radius, ABB, COWI, Danfoss, Nerve Smart Systems, METRO THERM, Glen Dimplex, and the PowerLabDK facilities.
The project was supported by EUDP and headed by the Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at DTU Electrical Engineering.
From 2015 to 2019 the project EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures 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.
Contributors to this solution
CPH City & Port Development
CPH City & Port Development is responsible for ensuring that the neighbourhood achieves the best possible environment to grow in a vibrant and viable manner.
Creating vibrant neighbourhoods
There is a long way from an empty building site to a thriving urban neighbourhood. CPH City & Port Development
HOFOR is the largest utility company in Denmark in our core business areas: water supply, wastewater management, district heating, district cooling and gas supply. We also build wind turbines. We focus on sustainable supply, renewable energy, adjustment to the climate changes and improved handling of extreme rain. The aim of our activities is to create sustainable cities - in cooperation with municipalities, other companies and our customers.
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform
Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy
From ‘proof of concept’ to ‘proof of business’ – preparing new energy technologies for the global market
The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) aims at strengthening development and demonstration of energy technology, thus supporting the political goals of security of supply, a cleaner and healthier environment