EnergyLab Nordhavn – Progress and Physical Implementation

Christoffer Greisen, Kristian Honoré, Kyriaki Foteinaki

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EnergyLab Nordhavn is a large-scale integrated research and demonstration project that contributes to the grand challenge of transforming the energy system to efficiently integrate a large share of renewable energy. The project focuses on a cost-effective future smart energy system that integrates multiple energy infrastructures (electricity, thermal, transportation) and provides an intelligent control of subsystems and components – providing necessary flexibility for efficient utilisation of renewable energy. The project results will be based on combining a number of elements established or under establishment in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn, one of the largest development districts in Europe. With a diverse set of such elements in the electrical and heating grids, in the built environment, and involving citizens in the area, the EnergyLab Nordhavn project is well on the way to establish itself as a living laboratory and an environment for strong research-based innovation in smart energy technologies, innovative business models and energy management tools for the future sustainable low-energy city districts. Particularly exciting is the synergy between • the physical density of the environment in Nordhavn • the “settler attitude” of the new local population • new trends of co-creation and participation. • new tools creating awareness on carbon footprint and other environmental impact. EnergyLab Nordhavn partners are DTU BYG, DTU MEK, DTU CEE, Københavns Kommune, DONG Energy Electricity Distributions, HOFOR, By&Havn, ABB, Danfoss, Balslev, MetroTherm, Glen Dimplex, CleanCharge and the PowerLab facilities. The project has a total budget of € 19 mio, of which € 11 mio are funded in two rounds by the Danish Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSustain-ATV Conference 2016: Creating Technology for a Sustainable Society - Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 30 Nov 201630 Nov 2016


ConferenceSustain-ATV Conference 2016
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
CityKgs. Lyngby
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