Commercial demand to drive grid growth in Denmark

Feb 23, 2021 02:13 PM ET
  • The advancement of Denmark's grid will be driven by increasing power needs from consumers instead of the expanding renewables industry, a panel of essential figures in the nation's eco-friendly energy sector have recommended.
Commercial demand to drive grid growth in Denmark
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" The grid build up will clearly be the bottleneck to the projects coming on the internet," Troels Lorentzen, partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance, informed panellists throughout the Solar Financing & Investment Europe webinar held by PV Tech author Solar Media recently (19 February).

" It's important for the national passions on the green transition in Denmark that there is a focus on making use of the access to the to the power grid."

Although wind power has actually been the driving pressure for Denmark's renewables shift, solar power programmers are beginning to enter the nation's energy market. Around 1GW of solar projects are to be established by Better Energy in both Denmark and also Poland after the renewables company secured DKK 5.5 billion (US$ 900 million) of equity and also project funding from a local pension fund. Danish designer European Energy likewise plans to develop a 300MW solar farm in Aabenraa, Denmark, this year, linking it to the grid by the end of 2021. The Danish government itself has actually laid out targets to get to net no carbon emissions by 2050.

Jens Peter Zink, executive vice head of state of European Energy, claimed that building out grid abilities will certainly be a "huge difficulty" for solar programmers in many countries for some time, but included that the sheer need for more electricity from the populace will be the driver for even more connectivity.

" I'm not optimistic that the government's ready to build out a lot of grid due to the fact that some developers and also independent power producers desire that," he said. "I assume the develop out of the grid is going to come yet it's going to come from a different angle, I assume it's going to be the customers that will certainly need even more electrical power when they energize (that) is going to drive the adjustment."

Zink added that a "much more flexible approach" to allow independent power manufacturers to utilize the grid would minimize the growing demand.

" What we require is simply an extra flexible accessibility to the grid. We are trying to speak both to regulatory authorities and also with federal government firms to have a more flexible approach on just how to make use of the grid," he claimed, "because then we can really obtain far more electrical energy through the grids without having a significant cost worry for culture."

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