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Open data on energy supply

Open energy supply data aims for a renewable energy sector transition to ensure supply security, along with stable and affordable energy prices. Total energy consumption savings and a sustainable transition are two important goals for the energy sector.

Solar and wind energies are characterized by fluctuations in production. This creates conditions for more flexible energy consumption demands for consumers, along with a better balance between energy production and consumption.

About 40 percent of the total Danish energy consumption is attributed to heating, ventilation and lighting of buildings. This makes buildings one of the most important sources of energy consumption in society. At the same time, buildings create potential for flexible energy consumption and energy savings.

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

The initiative will demonstrate how better access to data can be used to optimize energy control and improve the role of buildings 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" examines and demonstrates possibilities of improved access to pertinent data, opens channels to new data, and supports intelligent buildings in the future.

 

 

Niels Henrik Broge

Special Adviser
Utilities Department 2