Wind power is an essential technology to the energy system’s transition to using larger shares of renewable energy and to the reduction of green house gasses. The developments in technology in recent years have meant that land wind power is able to compete with other types of production at market terms, and the costs of offshore wind power have been greatly reduced as well.
Integration of wind power into the energy system has several challenges though, since production from wind power is as the wind blows. An optimal use of wind power therefore requires a good interaction between production and consumption.
Important topics are design of wind turbines, flexibility in the energy system (other power plants and consumption), transmission lines, sector links, and energy storage.
In recent years, Ea Energy Analyses has carried out studies of integration of wind power in both Denmark and Europe, but also globally, for instance in Vietnam, Mexico and China. As well as more technical analyses, we have carried out a number of projects with focus on policy strategies for the most efficient integration of wind power.
The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we are working on.
Ea Energy Analyses is part of the Danish participation in the IEA Wind Task 36 Forecasting for Wind Power. Forecasting is a key technology to make the energy transition..
Representing Denmark, Ea Energy Analyses is a participant of the IEA Wind Task 26 – Cost of Wind Energy. It is an international forum for exchange of knowledge..
Under the auspices of the ‘Energy Country Program and Project’, the Danish Energy Agency provides technical assistance combined with policy dialogue in promotion of renewable energy, energy efficiency,..
The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we have been working on.
The five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – have some of the most ambitious energy and climate policies in the world. Despite this, achieving..
The objective of the project was to propose tools and methodologies for system flexibility (e.g. smart generation, storage capacity, demand flexibility) in relation to the expected increse of wind and..
On behalf of Ørsted, Ea Energy Analyses has carried out a study on synergies between substantial offshore wind power buildout and the increasing need for a transmission grid..
The GRIDSOL project aims to provide secure, clean and efficient electricity by combining primary renewable energy sources and technologies under an advanced control system. GRIDSOL will allow increasing..
In a recent report for the European Commission Ea Energy Analyses has investigated the potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea together with COWI and Thema Consulting..
The North Sea Offshore Network (NSON) was a research project with the purpose of studying the impact of future offshore wind power and offshore electricity grid on the..
The characteristics of wind power production have changed significantly during the last couple of years, as wind turbines grow larger and the ratio of swept area to generator..
The Danish Energy Agency and Energinet jointly develop technology catalogues for assessments of developments in energy technology. The catalogues have technical, economic, and environmental information for a range..
In this project, Ea Energy Analyses organised a two-day workshop for the Moroccan utility ONEE (l’Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Portable), focusing on PV integration. The..
Commissioned by the Danish Wind Industry Association, Ea Energy Analyses prepared a scenario analysis of different paths for reaching the Danish target of at least 50% RE in..
The objective of the study was to estimate the land-based wind resource potential in Vietnam using GIS analysis, taking into account wind resource quality, topography, land use limitations,..
Indonesia has ambitious targets to increase the overall power system capacity and electrification within the country. As part of that ambition, Indonesia has formulated a goal of achieving..
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (State/ENR), in coordination with the U.S. inter-agency, leads the Power Consumption, Demand and Competition cooperation under Electric Power Systems Initiative of..
What is needed if Egypt is to seriously invest in wind power? This project focused on the possibilities of having 7,200 MW wind power in the Egyptian power..
The Danish Embassy in Vietnam, in collaboration with Vestas, organized Wind Energy Workshops in Vietnam, featuring relevant Danish and international stakeholders within wind energy. At the workshops, alongside..
Ea Energy Analyses assisted the Danish Embassy in Ethiopia in designing a program for institutional capacity building – particularly in connection to wind power. The task was to..
In collaboration with the Danish Energy Agency and relevant Danish stakeholders within wind energy, the Danish Embassy organised a Wind Energy Workshop in Ethiopia. At the workshop, a..
Since 2003, China has endeavoured to increase its production of renewable energy, resulting in the construction of a substantial number of wind and photovoltaic power plants. As a..
Ea Energy Analyses, along with EOH Enerweb, DTU and Energinet, was involved in a project titled “Strategy about System Adequacy and Reserve Margin with Increasing Levels of Variable..
Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016 (NETP2016) was a research collaboration between the international energy agency IEA, seven leading research institutions from the Nordic countries and Nordic Energy Research...
The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building has entered a co-operation with South Africa, with the purpose of reducing the emissions of greenhouse gasses by increasing the..
Many countries without first hand experiences with wind energy production are under the impression that the cost of integrating wind turbines in the electricity system is very high...
Wind power and other renewable energy sources will be key to reducing the CO2 emissions from the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea. The transmission grid is a crucial component..
For many years, Denmark has been leading in the use of renewable energy with a particular focus on wind power. In 2014, wind power accounted for 39% of..
Wind power is a cornerstone in the green transition of the power sector and onshore energy is in many cases competitive with power production based on fossil fuel...
In this project, Ea Energy Analyses has analysed several initiatives to integrate wind power such as heat pumps, immersion heaters and an electric connection between Denmark and England..
A demonstration project was set up in ShanXi province, China that tried to maximise the contribution of wind power to satisfy regional district heating demand. A wind farm..
Ea Energy Analyses has provided assistance to the Danish Energy Agency in the development of the Technology Catalogue. The technical and performance characteristics as well as cost projections..
Today, wind power represents more than 30% of the domestic electricity supply in Denmark. Both national and international plans indicate that the share of wind power will increase..
Ea Energy Analyses joined a project analysing the energy system in Harbin with the purpose of detecting, investigating, and presenting possible institutional solutions, concepts and technologies for integrating..
In collaboration with several other energy actors, Ea Energy Analyses has developed and published barometers that measure the progress made by renewable energies in each sector and in each..
Ea Energy Analyses has provided assistance to the South African government on developing a regulatory framework that promotes investments from IPP’s in renewable energy. This entailed providing technical..
Ea Energy Analyses has worked out an analysis of the future need for flexibility in the energy system and possible means to cover this need for the municipality..
Ea Energy Analyses and COWI in cooperation with Copenhagen Energy (now HOFOR) have carried out an analysis of the value of large heat pumps in interaction with wind..
As part of the technical assistance provided to the National Treasury of South Africa, Ea Energy Analyses was asked to calculate the expected levelised cost of wind power in..
An EUDP project also focused on determining what it costs to deliver a kWh of electricity from wind, this project is headed by Per Nielsen and consists of..
On behalf of the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, Ea Energy Analyses has made a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, options and threats) of the intelligent energy system based..
Mauritius has a long-term vision of promoting a sustainable development on the island. As an element of this, the Government wants to devolve upon citizens the ability to..
Ea Energy Analyses and Energinet.dk have assisted Vestas and the Chinese State Grid Energy Research Institute with a project on integration of wind power in the Chinese energy..
Ea Energy Analyses has carried out a study for the Estonian Transmission System Operator, Elering OÜ, on the technical limits for wind power capacity in Estonia in the..
An analysis performed by Ea Energy Analyses for DONG Energy and Vestas Wind Systems shows how the development of the energy supply in Denmark and the neighbouring regions..
In 2007 the Nordic Council of Ministers initiated a four-year research project that investigated how renewable energy resources in the Nordic region may be affected by climate change...
Ea Energy Analyses has investigated the potential for small-scale turbines within Copenhagen municipality. Addressed issues included those related to certification and other legal procedures, local environmental effects, potential sites,..
In 2005 Chinese-Danish cooperation within the energy sector led to the launch of the Wind Energy Development (WED) Programme. Implementation of the programme started in April 2006 and..
Ea Energy Analyses is participating in a joint project under the research program ForskEl together with researchers, experts and industrial partners. The scope of the EcoGrid project is..
In the past few years, expansion of wind power in Canada has been soaring. In the Eastern Canadian province New Brunswick, the system operator, NBSO, asked Ea Energy..
Nordvind is a project under the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Working Group for Renewable Energy. The Nordvind working group comprises representatives of the authorities in Sweden, Norway, Finland..
The project “Renewable Energy Costs and Benefits to Society” was initiated by the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD). The primary objective of the..
In 2006 and 2007, Ea Energy Analyses was the secretariat to the Nordic Task Force for Renewable Energy. The aim of this Task Force for the Nordic Council..
Together with Zentrum für Sonnenenergie und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) Ea Energy Analyses was the Operating Agent for the IEA Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (RETD) from 1..
In 2003, the Danish Board of Technology initiated two energy projects: “Energy as Growth Area” and “When the Cheap Oil Runs Out”. The results of both of these..
Ea Energy Analyses was the secretariat for a project aiming to establish a showcase for renewable energy in the Nordic countries. The Nordic renewable energy showcase is a project under the..
In spring 2007, Ea Energy Analyses carried out a number of analyses for the Secretariat of the Danish Economic Council (formerly the Environmental Assessment Institute) quantifying the advantages..
In 2006, Ea Energy Analyses carried out a project on “The total cost of electricity generation” for the Association of Danish Energy Companies. The project analysed total generation..
In the first half of 2006, Ea Energy Analyses was the Interim Operating Agent for IEA’s Implementing Agreement on Renewable Energy Technology Deployment. The aim of the RETD..