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EnergyLab Nordhavn awarded with the Danish Energi og miljøprisen 2018

Tuesday 06 Mar 18


Christoffer Greisen
Project manager
DTU Electrical Engineering
+4545 25 35 54


Jeanette Irene Nielsen
Project Developer
DTU Electrical Engineering
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EnergyLab Nordhavn

The partners behind EnergyLab Nordhavn comprise DTU, City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development, HOFOR, Radius, ABB, Balslev, Danfoss, CleanCharge, METRO THERM, Glen Dimplex, and the PowerLabDK facilities. The project is supported by EUDP, runs from 2015-2019, and is headed by Center for Electric Power and Energy at DTU Electrical Engineering.

EnergyLab Nordhavn is a four-year project aimed at developing the energy solutions of the future. The project uses Nordhavn as a living urban laboratory to demonstrate how electricity, heating, energy-efficient solutions, and electrical transport can be incorporated into an intelligent, flexible, and optimized energy system.

One of DTU’s beacons, the EnergyLab Nordhavn project headed by Center for Electric Power and Energy, DTU Elektro is accoladed for its innovative approach to developing the future intelligent and integrated energy system

Today, Tuesday 6 March representatives from the Danish energy sector met at Energiforum in Nyborg where EnergyLab Nordhavn was awarded with this year’s Danish “Energi og miljøprisen”.

The award is presented to a candidate who has achieved substantial results and has increased the public knowledge of energy topics. In the selection the committee has highlighted the following:

The future fossil free energy system requires that we think across supply and demand. EnergyLab Nordhavn demonstrates how you by integrating electricity and heat, energy efficient buildings and electric transportation will have an intelligent energy system - a mind-set that breaks down the usual barriers in the sector and opens up for new intelligent solutions. That is why EnergyLab Nordhavn receives the ‘Energi og miljøprisen 2018’.    

"A large share of renewables in our energy systems demands that we come up with new solutions where technology, data and systems interacts across sectors and organizations. "
Christoffer Greisen

Also nominated were ‘Bygningsstyrelsen’ and ‘COOP’ but EnergyLab Nordhavn came out as the strongest and most innovative candidate.

Breaking down barriers in the energy sector

The chairman of Energiforum Lars Thygesen comments: “EnergyLab Nordhavn breaks down the traditional silo mentality in the energy sector and view supply, demand, buildings and the city as one. That creates space for intelligent utilization of energy and addresses exactly what we believe are the future solutions.”   

EnergyLab Nordhavn is extremely pleased to receive the recognition. Project Manager, EnergyLab Christoffer Greisen elaborate: "A large share of renewables in our energy systems demands that we come up with new solutions where technology, data and systems interacts across sectors and organizations. These new solutions, with all that they imply, are tested in EnergyLab Nordhavn where utility companies, industry, authorities and a university work together in close collaboration to demonstrate the solutions in practice and display how the solutions contribute to maintaining a high security of supply – also in future energy systems. We are therefore very proud to receive the ‘Energi og miljøpris 2018’ at the Danish Energiforum."

Solutions for cities all over the world

The award also emphasize that the solutions developed in Nordhavn can be copied and implemented in cities all over the world. Especially the active use of heat capacity from buildings but also the intelligent linkage of energy data from both housing and commercial buildings with data from district heating and the grid has huge potentials.


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