Smart grid as keystone in the future smart energy system

Smart grid as keystone in the future smart energy system

Event information

In connection with the Nordic Clean Energy Week the MI IC#1 working group will gather for the third time in Malmø and Copenhagen this May.

At the event you will meet industry leaders with in the energy sector. Nikos Hatziargyriou, Chair of Etip Snet will discuss perspectives of EU's strategic energy technology plan; Ronald B. Melton, Team Lead from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who is managing one of the worls largest smart grid activities will talk about the role of storage in the future smart grid; and Marc Peters, CTO Energy, IBM will discusshow digitalization can support an integrated enrgy system.

The purpose of this public Mission Innovation Smart Grids workshop is to gather decision makers, experts and others with interest in intelligent energy systems to discuss the latest advancements around the world, innovation priorities and identify international collaboration possibilities, business opportunities as well as innovation potentials. The workshop will discuss smart electricity grids and focus on the integration of different energy systems (electricity, heating, gas, transportation etc.).

The workshop is organized by Mission Innovation Challenge #1 ‘Smart Grids’ Working Group in collaboration with the Danish Partnership for Smart Energy Networks and Swedish Smart Grid Forum, and will contribute to the further development of the Mission Innovation collaboration.

The workshop takes place in the Copenhagen Nordhavn; the largest city development area in northern Europe, which act as a living lab for integrated smart energy solutions.

Read more about Mission Innovation Challenge #1 ‘Smart Grids’ here. The workshop is the 3rd Mission Innovation Smart Grids workshop following successful workshops in Beijing, China, in June 2017 followed by the second in New Delhi, India, in November 2017.


9:00   Registration and coffee

9:15   Welcome by the Hosts and IC#1 co-Leads

9:30   Launch of the 3rd IC#1 Public Event: Welcome addresses and international policy

10:00 MI IC#1 main joint statements to Ministers

10:50 Smart grids and the role of storage from a national and international perspectives

11:30 International innovations in smart grids and storage integration – Part 1

12:00 Lunch

13:00 International innovations in smart grids and storage integration – Part 2

14:00 Smart integrated energy solutions

14:50 Coffee

15:10 International collaboration - panel debate

16:15 Conclusions and recommendations

16:30 Tour in EnergyLab Nordhavn – Smart grids and smart energy in practice

17:30 End of program

Following the workshop a guided tour in Nordhavn is offered. During this tour you will get a short introduction to the EnergyLab Nordhavn project and the demonstrations taking place in Nordhavn which includes the grid-integrated battery in P-hus Lüders and district heat-substation.

The Mission Innovatin IC#1 public workshop is sponsored by ABB.

Transport/Free of charge shuttle boat

Getting to Nordhavn is easiest by boat. We have therefore organized a free of charge shuttle boat service which will depart to and from Nordhavn every hour. The Boat will leave from Kvæsthusbroen at 8.30 - just in time for you to get to Nordhavn by 9.00. Maps and more information about the schedule can be found here.


The workshop is open for all. Register here.
Please note there is no-show fee of 375 DKK / 50 EUR.

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Event location

EnergyHub, P47, Sundkaj 7, 2150 Nordhavn
More information here


Partnership for Smart Energy Networks
Swedish Smart Grid Forum


Jeanette Irene Nielsen, Communications Officer,

Photo credit: ABB 


Smart Energy Networks

Smart Energy Networks is Denmark’s national public-private partnership for Smart Energy. The network acts as catalyst and initiator of a strengthened strategic agenda for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) that will support energy policy goals as well as attractive and sustainable growth conditions for Danish trades and industries.

The network brings together the Danish energy companies, industry and knowledge institutions within electricity, heating, cooling and gas.

Established in 2014, the role of the Smart Energy Networks partnership is to enable optimal exploitation of resources through strategic planning for Research, Development and Demonstration of integrated and intelligent energy systems.

The network is supported by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).


Photo credit: By & Havn

Copenhagen Nordhavn is one of Europes largest city development areas, which will make room for 40,000 people and 40,000 job over a 50 years period. The area has a high focus on sustainable solutions and as the first city district in the world, it got the DGNB sustainability certification.

EnergyLab Nordhavn

Denmark’s largest smart energy RD&D project ever, EnergyLab Nordhavn ( funded by EUDP, takes place in the city area. A wide range of smart energy solutions are exposed in the area (smart electricity grid, grid battery storage, smart buildings, eMobility, smart district heating, new business models, novel data management etc.).

EnergyHub Nordhavn

The workshop location is the EnergyHub, a newly inauguration incubator environment for startups and established businesses within sustainable energy solutions in the smart city. EnergyHub includes the EnergyLab Nordhavn showroom.

More information

Jeanette Irene Nielsen,
Communications, EnergyLab Nordhavn and Nordic Energy Experience 2018