Center for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems for Cities

Project Details


A wide range of research activities have arisen to support the Danish target of a 100% renewable energy system by 2050. Projects focused on individual aspects of the energy system, such as zero emissions buildings or intelligent power systems provide valuable insight, that facilitates flexibility throughout the energy system. CITIES will address this deficiency by establishing an integrated research centre covering all aspects of the energy system, including gas, power, district heating/cooling and biomass, and most importantly methods to forecast, control and optimize their interactions through the use of advanced ICT solutions.
The high densities of population, energy consumption, and energy and communications networks in cities offer the greatest potential for flexibility at the last cost, and the fact that cities account for 80% of global energy consumption and emissions [1] make the urban environment an ideal setting for energy systems integration research. CITIES will pioneer research into fully integrated city energy systems, building short-term operational models that feed longer term planning models, considering the spatiotemporal variations, interactions, dynamics and stochastics in the energy system. Low level models of system components will inform higher-level aggregate models employed in market and control framework design. The leading position of European academia and industry and the rapidly growing market for smart energy solutions indicates substantial scope for increased competitiveness and job creation within this field. CITIES will, in collaboration with its industrial and academic partners, conduct research with a view to developing tools for the implementation of integrated energy system solutions.
Center granted by Strategic Research Council.
To be a sustainable organisation.
Effective start/end date01/01/201431/12/2019


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Research Output

Model Identification for Control of Display Units in Supermarket Refrigeration Systems

O'Connell, N., Madsen, H., Andersen, P. H. D., Pinson, P. & O'Malley, M., 2014, Kgs. Lyngby: Technical University of Denmark. 16 p. (DTU Compute-Technical Report-2014; No. 2).

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

Open Access


  • 10 Conference presentations
  • 4 Participating in or organising a conference
  • 3 Participating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.
  • 1 Visiting another research institution

Data intelligent operation of district heating and district cooling systems

Dominik Franjo Dominkovic (Organizer), & Henrik Madsen (Organizer)

3 Apr 20194 Apr 2019

Activity: Attending an eventParticipating in or organising workshops, courses, seminars etc.


National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dominik Franjo Dominkovic (Visiting researcher)

4 Jan 201822 Apr 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting another research institution

Which storage types are needed in future smart energy cities?

Dominik Franjo Dominkovic (Speaker)

29 Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations