PowerLabDK - Digital Energy Lab

DTU strengthens its position within digital energy

Friday 21 Dec 18


Frida Frost
Head of Innovation
DTU Wind
+45 93 51 17 73

Digital Energy Lab at PowerLabDK (website)

PowerLabDK - high performance computer

Grant for new digital energy laboratory supports Denmark’s world-leading position within digital solutions for the energy sector.

An EUDP, Green Labs DK, grant enables DTU to establish a unique Digital Energy Lab supporting the ambitions set out in Denmark’s new energy agreement and the expected recommendations from the Danish Government’s Growth Team for Green Energy and Environmental Technology.

The facility, headed by PowerLabDK, will have a total budget of 29 million DKK and the main activities will comprise three different - but closely related - elements: handling of energy data in real time, simulation of energy systems, and data analysis, which will also include artificial intelligence.

“The new laboratory will complement the world-class facilities already established at DTU and enable us to accelerate our existing activities within the development of digital and data-driven solutions for the energy sector. The solutions will contribute to consolidating Denmark’s position in this field and pave the way for new major business opportunities,” says Frida Frost, head of PowerLabDK.

Significant contribution to the green transformation
A major challenge today is the transformation of our energy systems. They must be able to integrate renewable energy, be market-based, flexible, and highly interconnected, while at the same time ensuring security of supply. New digital solutions based on the use of data, communication, and computer calculations are key to this transformation.

"The solutions will contribute to consolidating Denmark’s position in this field and pave the way for new major business opportunities"
Frida Frost, COO PowerLabDK

The new Digital Energy Lab will be established on an open-access platform for use by researchers as well as other users - from established players within the energy industry to students and new start-ups.

At the heart of the new Digital Energy Lab will be the ability to draw on the vibrant energy laboratories that exist in Denmark, for example at EnergyLab Nordhavn in Copenhagen and on the island of Bornholm. From here, data can be established in real time. In addition, the laboratory will offer tools for simulating energy systems and analyzing data. The latter will include a supercomputer with integrated AI tools, and which can also be used for the users’ own systems.

The grant for Digital Energy Lab is exactly what is needed for Denmark to be able to further strengthen its strong position within digital and intelligent energy systems.