Wind and solar power

Wind power

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.  

On going

The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we are working on.

IEA Wind Task 36 – Forecasting

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..

31 December 2021

IEA Wind Task 26 - Cost of Wind Energy

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..

30 September 2021

Energy Country Programs and Projects, ECPP

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,..

31 December 2020

Completed projects

The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we have been working on.

2020

Nordic Clean Energy Progress

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..

19 June 2020

Power system flexibility - Ukraine

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..

31 March 2020

Offshore wind and infrastructure

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..

1 April 2020

2019

GRIDSOL

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..

30 November 2019

Offshore wind in the Baltic Sea

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..

30 June 2019

North Sea Offshore Network

The North Sea Offshore Network (NSON) is a research project with the purpose of studying the impact of future offshore wind power and offshore electricity grid on the..

31 July 2019

Wind modelling for Balmorel

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..

30 June 2019

Update of description of PV in technology catalogue

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..

15 November 2019

2017

PV Integration Workshop for ONEE

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..

30 November 2017

Paths to reaching 50% renewable energy in Denmark by 2030

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..

31 July 2017

Wind energy resources in Vietnam

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,..

31 May 2017

Integration of renewable energy in Indonesia

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..

28 February 2017

Power Consumption, Demand and Competition cooperation in China

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..

31 December 2017

2016

Wind power integration in Egypt

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..

30 June 2016

Vietnam wind energy days

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..

31 December 2016

Capacity building within renewable energy in Ethiopia

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..

30 September 2016

Danish-Ethiopian wind energy days

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..

31 May 2016

Coordinated operating mechanism for renewable energy

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..

1 February 2016

System adequacy in South Africa with increasing levels of renewable energy

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..

31 July 2016

Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives 2016

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...

30 June 2016

South African Interconnector Study

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..

31 January 2016

Development of the model BalmorelLite

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...

30 June 2016

2015

Electricity grid expansion in the Baltic Sea Region

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..

30 April 2015

Danish experiences with integration of renewables

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..

30 September 2015

Optimising the quality of wind power

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...

31 December 2015

Viking Link and other initiatives for integration of wind power

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..

31 December 2015

2014

Renewable energy heating supply in the Shanxi province

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..

31 December 2014

Technology Catalogue – Wind power

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..

31 January 2014

Integration of wind power in the energy system

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..

30 November 2014

System integration of wind power in North-East China

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..

31 December 2014

2013

EurObservER - Barometers for the development of renewable energy in the EU

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..

31 July 2013

2012

Technical assistance to the South African National Treasury on implementing the renewable energy procurement programme

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..

31 March 2012

Aarhus – The future requirements for flexibility in the energy system

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..

30 June 2012

2011

Interaction between wind turbines and heat pumps

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..

30 November 2011

South Africa: Calculating the levelised cost of wind power for 2011

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..

31 July 2011

Wind turbine economics

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..

30 September 2011

The intelligent energy system - possibilities and challenges

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..

31 March 2011

2010

Mauritius: Feed-in tariffs

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..

28 February 2010

China: Integration of wind power

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..

31 December 2010

Wind power in Estonia

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..

30 May 2010

Paths to a fossil free energy supply

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..

30 September 2010

Climate and Energy Systems - Risks, Potential and Adaptation

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...

31 December 2010

2009

Small-scale wind turbines in Copenhagen

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,..

30 September 2009

Review of Danish-Chinese wind energy development programme

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..

4 January 2009

EcoGrid.dk - Steps towards a Danish power system with 50 per cent wind energy

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..

30 June 2009

2008

Integration of wind power in New Brunswick, Canada

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..

30 June 2008

Nordvind - coordination of wind power expansion in the Nordic countries

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..

31 December 2008

2007

RECaBS - Renewable Energy Costs and Benefits to Society

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..

31 October 2007

Secretariat to the Nordic Task Force for Renewable Energy (2006-2007)

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..

31 December 2007

Operating Agent for the IEA RETD Implementing Agreement

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..

30 September 2007

The future Danish energy system

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..

30 September 2007

Nordic showcase for renewable energy

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..

31 December 2007

System costs related to wind power

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..

30 June 2007

2006

The total cost of electricity generation

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..

31 December 2006

Interim Operating Agent for the IEA RETD Implementing Agreement

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..

1 June 2006