Intelligent buildings in a smart energy system

Denmark | October 2017 - October 2018

Sweco and Ea Energy Analyses have on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency prepared an assessment of the potential for building contribution to flexibility in the electricity and heating system. The analysis, “Energy efficient and intelligent buildings in a smart energy system” (Danish), assesses the potential for different flexibility measures and the profitability of exploiting these potentials.

The analysis concludes that there is the greatest socioeconomic value and profitability when changing the supply form, such as switching from natural gas and district heating to electricity via hybrid heat pump when electricity prices are low. In addition, the analysis points out the importance of consumer tariffs reflecting real marginal transmission and distribution costs in order to mobilize the flexibility potential.

The work was carried out between October 2017 and October 2018.