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Flexible Energy Denmark (FED)

Project description

The transition to a low-carbon society based on intermittent renewable energy sources calls for a change to an energy system where the demand follows the production. This requires a development of new methods to enable FLEXIBILITY at all levels of the energy system of the modern society. At the same time the system is evolving from a centralized system into a complex set of integrated systems at scales that includes customers, cities and regions. Due to the complexity, the realtime matching of energy demand with production has to take place through data analytics and IoT devices in integrated energy systems. The objective of FLEXIBLE ENERGY DENMARK (FED) is to unlock, describe and test ENERGY FLEXIBILITY at all levels, by empowering integrated energy systems using DIGITALIZATION and data intelligence. We establish a new nationwide data platform of connected LIVING LABS (Uni-Lab.dk) facilitating the coupling of existing domain specific labs and enabling new synergies. FED will provide data intelligent TOOLS and SOLUTIONS for Center Denmark (CD) which will host Uni-Lab.dk. The FED digitalization addresses all steps of the value chain from sensors to analysis to decision support (Fig. 1). FED creates innovative SOLUTIONS based on Uni-Lab.dk data, state-of-the-art TOOLS and existing and new PRODUCTS from leading industry partners. FED provides data, AI and IT methodologies enabling the industry to be highly competitive in the digitalization of the energy systems. Hence, FED provides the foundation for a national leadership on green innovation. FED supports the industrial partners to advance their PRODUCTS to the next generation of data-intelligent SOLUTIONS and test them in a representative environment of LIVING LABS (Uni-Lab.dk). Thereby, drastically reducing the time-to-market for the new SOLUTIONS (Fig. 2). FED creates new knowledge about energy FLEXIBILITY to be used for both green innovations (product level) and the green transition (policy level).

Our TOOLS are data-driven exploiting data from several energy systems. Heterogeneous data from 7 Danish LIVING LABS and industrial partners are collected into an integrated open DATA LAKE. The lab-activities in FED provide the foundation for a Danish chapter of the international, smart energy UNILAB (named Uni-Lab.dk) combining proof-of-concept and demonstration with a unique possibility to scale up the algorithms and develop them to fit the needs of the Danish and the International society. Furthermore, this Digitalisation of heterogeneous data into the DATA LAKE allows the implementation of fast and standardised evaluation procedures. The process continues as an iterative cycles:Based on measurement in Uni-Lab.dk and on the impact of our SOLUTIONS, we feed the DATA LAKE with new data and further develop improve TOOLS, PRODUCTS (indirectly) and SOLUTIONS which again are tested under real life conditions in Uni-Lab.dk.

 

Project summary

Project period April 1. 2019 to March 31. 2023 
 Total budget DKK 43.670.000 
 Funding agency Innovationsfonden 
 Organization managing the project Danmarks Tekniske Universitet 
 Project manager Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen 
 Additional partners - DTU Management Engineering
- DTU Compute
- Aalborg University
- Aalborg University, Department of Energy Technology
- Aarhus University
- Neogrid Technologies
- EMD International A/S
- Xtel ApS
- Høje Taastrup Kommune
- ENFOR A/S
- EURISCO ApS
- ABB A/S
- EWII Energi A/S
- NEAS Energy AS
- Danfoss A/S
- FlexShape ApS
- Center Denmark Tmrow ApS
- NOVASOL A/S
- Fredericia Fjernvarme
- Konstant Net A/S 

Innovation fund denmark

Sidst opdateret: 30.09.2021