Integrating a large share of wind power into the existing power system poses a number of challenges. Since wind power production fluctuates, it is a challenge to ensure a balance between wind power production, the remaining power supply and electricity consumption. To utilise wind power optimally, efficient coordination between wind power production, the remaining power supply and electricity consumption is needed.
In the past few years, expansion of wind power has been soaring in a number of countries, new offshore projects are materialising and a number of new markets are building up. This development is expected to continue, as the development of a renewable energy system is high on the agenda in many countries. The challenge of integrating wind power into the existing system is therefore becoming even more urgent in the coming years.
Ea Energy Analyses has conducted a number of studies on the technical integration of wind power into the energy system, as well as the economic impact of large-scale deployment. Often the integration studies are combined with assessments of the viability of new transmission lines as a tool for integration. The electrical system cannot be seen in isolation, however, and as such the district heating system and the combined heat and power plants are also included in these analyses. In recent years, we have carried out wind integration studies for Denmark, the Baltic Sea Region, Northern Europe, the Eastern part of North America and North Eastern China. Besides the more technical analyses, we have also completed a number of projects with more focus on planning aspects and policy strategies for the most efficient integration of wind power.
The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we are working on.
In this project, 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..
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 objective of the project is 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 transmission grid to..
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) is 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 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Representing Denmark, Ea Energy Analyses is a participant of the IEA Wind Task 26 – Cost of Wind Energy – Phase III. It is an international forum for..
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 have 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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 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..
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..