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Open data about energy supply

The energy system, as we know it, faces important changes to be able to meet the future requirements as to green transition, supply security and cheaper energy prices. Transition to renewable energy and a reduction of the total energy consumption are two important goals of the energy sector.

Solar and wind energies are characterized by important fluctuations in production. This makes demands on the consumers to be more and more flexible when it comes to energy consumption to create a better balance between energy production and consumption.

About 40 percent of the total Danish energy consumption is used for heating, ventilation and lighting of buildings. This makes buildings one of the most important energy consumption parties in society. At the same time, buildings create potentials of flexible energy consumption and energy saving.

In the future, buildings could contribute to a better balance of the energy system by means of a more intelligent control and deployment of the energy consumption. Data about e.g. prices of electricity, weather conditions and the actual needs of the heating and ventilation of buildings should support the implementation of this potential.

The initiative will show the way in which better access to data can be used to optimize energy control to improve the possibilities that buildings can become an active co-player in the total energy system.

Consequently, the use of data in the future energy system has become part of the common public digitisation strategy. The initiative "Open data about energy supply" is to examine and demonstrate possibilities of improved access to pertinent data, clear the way to new data and support intelligent buildings in the future.


Anja Schäffer

Head of Section
Office of Supply II

Niels Henrik Broge

Special Consultant
Supply Office II