Frederiksberg, Denmark — (METERING.COM) — May 16, 2012 – The Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance (DIEA) has been established with the aim to help Denmark become among the first countries to ensure an effective conversion of its power system to a smart grid.
The Alliance, an initiative of the Danish Energy Association (DEA), is comprised of energy companies and companies in the energy industry.
The Alliance has also become the latest member of the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), joining ten other national and regional smart grid associations.
“Smart Grid is a clash between energy and information technologies. It will be a major task to fuse energy with advancing technologies in order to ensure the effective conversion to an intelligent energy system,” said Morten Baadsgaard Trolle, managing director of Intelligent Energy at the DEA. “In joining the GSGF we have taken the first steps on the path to create a common language for smart grid that everyone can understand and act upon.”
A key task of the Alliance is to identify barriers and address the right conditions and environment for investments in new smart grid solutions.
Denmark faces a massive transformation of its energy system, with the goal of becoming independent of fossil fuels by 2050. To achieve this requires 50 percent wind power in electricity supply before 2020, with the answer to this challenge lying in the smart grid.