Denmark aims to become among the first countries to ensure an effective conversion of its power system to a smart grid with the help of the Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance (DIEA).
The Alliance (which has been recently established) is an initiative of the Danish Energy Association (DEA) and is comprised of energy companies and companies in the energy industry.
The Alliance has also become the latest member of the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), joining ten other national and regional smart grid associations.
“Smart Grid is a clash between energy and information technologies. It will be a major task to fuse energy with advancing technologies in order to ensure the effective conversion to an intelligent energy system,” said Morten Baadsgaard Trolle, managing director of Intelligent Energy at the DEA. “In joining the GSGF we have taken the first steps on the path to create a common language for smart grid that everyone can understand and act upon.”
The main task of the Alliance is to identify barriers and address the right conditions and environment for investments in smart grid solutions.
There will be a huge transformation of Denmark’s energy system, with the goal of becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050. For this to be achieved there will need to be 50 percent wind power in electricity supply before 2020, which will be found by using the smart grid grid.