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20. August 2018

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Danish Energy Agency

The Danish Energy Agency engages nationally and internationally in the production, supply and consumption of energy - with efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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The Danish Energy Agency’s (DEA) Centre for Global Cooperation supports emerging economies to combine sustainable future energy supplies with economic growth. The initiative is based on four decades of Danish experience with renewable energy and energy efficiency, transforming the energy sectors to deploy increasingly more low-carbon technologies.

In total, Denmark’s partnership countries account for 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions emissions and encompass roughly half the world’s population. Furthermore, our partnercountries were responsible for 72 percent of global investments in renewable energy, in 2017.

The cooperations are part of the DEA's Energy Partnership Programme (DEPP) which is part of the Danish commitment to fulfil the agreements under the Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009 and subsequent climate conferences, assisting a number of emerging economies in their low carbon transition. Under the Global Frame of the Climate Envelope, support has been rendered to DEPP in the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and DEA is currently engaged in bilateral cooperation with China, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam in order to promote the use and awareness of the Danish energy experiences as an inspiration for green transition through a unique approach in a government-to-government cooperation. The current and second phase of DEPP is running from July 2017 until June 2020. DEA is also involved in partnerships with Ukraine, Indonesia, Turkey, India and Ethiopia. Furthermore, Denmark collaborates with countries like Germany, the UK and the US, in order to share valuable knowledge and experiences.

DEA has four priority areas in providing technical assistance and capacity building:

  1. Support for holistic and long term energy targeting and planning – a.o. in order to support implementation of the Paris Agreement. This includes improving of data and analysis as well as support to more strategy oriented approaches like annually Renewable Energy Outlooks for partner countries. Analysis on real cost of energy – the levelized cost of energy approach – as well as externalities is an integrated part of the modelling assistance and capacity building. Also, this preferably includes modelling and strategies on national, conditional Paris Agreement stepping up targets.
  2. Support for more RE penetration by identifying and removing barriers for especially more wind and biomass/biogas in national energy systems in the short, medium and long term. This also includes introduction of Levelized Cost of Energy approach, modelling and Outlooks (cf 1) above) including analysis on external costs, identification of specific barriers like biased support schemes, ensuring transparent and simple framework conditions, reducing risk for investors, one-stop-shop approach, support for tendering procedures and formats, etc.
  3. Support for flexibility in power sector to avoid curtailment and instable power system operations, support for power market reforms, TSO-support including forecasting and auxiliary services, etc.
  4. Energy efficiency with priority to energy management within industry, excess heat, district heating and building standards.

Learn more about every country cooperation by clicking here or read our leafet on the DEA's Energy Partnership Programme.