New full-scale smart city energy lab in Copenhagen

EnergyLab Nordhavn in Copenhagen will become a leading full-scale lab for test and demonstration of how to integrate electricity, heating, energy efficient buildings and electric transport in an intelligent energy system.

EnergyLab Nordhavn in Copenhagen is a live, full-scale energy laboratory for development and test and demonstration of smart city energy solutions, such as smart energy integration, flexible energy data collection and management as well as decision support tools for planning and operating.

Conversion of the energy system
The EnergyLab will demonstrate how to convert today’s fossil fuel-based energy system successfully into a sustainable alternative integrating and making optimal use of renewable energy. It will integrate various energy sources in a cooperation among stakeholders from government, utility companies, industry and academia.

“In EnergyLab Nordhavn, researchers, companies and public authorities will work closely together to bring the latest knowledge and technology to use. The project is not just important for the conversion of the energy system; it also offers business opportunities based on Denmark’s and the Technical University of Denmark’s position as a global leader within intelligent energy solutions”, says Rector of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Anders Bjarklev.

Solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable cities
EnergyLab Nordhavn aims to develop new business models, new energy technologies and intelligent operating solutions for tomorrow’s sustainable, densely populated low-energy cities worldwide. For example integrated and flexible energy markets, coordinated operation of the electricity and heating system, energy storage, low-energy buildings as well as technologies able to switch between energy sources.

About EnergyLab Nordhavn
The EnergyLab Nordhavn project has a budget of DKK 129m, of which DKK 77m is granted by the Danish Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme, EUDP.

The project is a consortium led by DTU and counts the City of Copenhagen, HOFOR, DONG Energy, CPH City & Port Development, ABB, Balslev, CleanCharge, Metro Therm, Glen Dimplex and PowerLab facilities.