Seminar & Interactive Session with Dr. Benjamin Biegel on
The Danish Smart Grid Model – Integrating 100 % Renewables

The topic of this talk is the Danish electrical power system with special focus on integration of fluctuating renewable energy sources. The Danish system made a world record in December 2013 when more than 50 % of the electricity consumption for an entire month was powered by wind. In this talk, we look into the developments made over the past years making it possible to handle such massive wind penetration; further, we will discuss some of the unfortunate effects that the high wind penetration causes. As the wind penetration continues to increase according to Danish renewable energy goals over the coming years, it is expected that the electrical grid will be even more challenged. This calls for new, smart solutions to ensure a functioning and economically efficient system – including in periods of high and low wind. For this reason, Denmark is the country in Europe with the largest number of smart grid projects. In this talk, we present some of the main findings and field-test results from these projects. Finally, we summarize the results by presenting the Danish smart grid model which is our projection of how the Danish electrical system in 2035 with 100 % renewables will look.


21 May, 2015 (Thursday)
2:15pm – 3:15pm
SEECS Seminar Hall

About the Presenter:

Benjamin Biegel received his M.S. and PhD degree in electric engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. In 2010 – 2011 he was a visiting researcher first at Stanford University, California, and following at Lund University, Sweden. His research interests include smart grid, demand response, optimizations, and predictive control. Benjamin Biegel has been nominated and awarded several scientific prices for his research within smart grid and demand response. Further, Benjamin Biegel has been involved in a large number of smart grid related research topics and projects including modeling and control of supermarket refrigeration systems, domestic heat pumps, and wind parks. Currently, Benjamin Biegel is working at the electricity trading company Danske Commodities as an asset management specialist.



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