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Programme Day 1
Monday 30 May
Afternoon/evening departure from your local (main) airport in Europe for Copenhagen/Bornholm
Evening check in at The Green Solution House, hotel in Rønne, the largest town on Bornholm
Tuesday 31 May
07.30 Breakfast at Green Solution House with all participants
Morning program at Green Solution House, Rønne
08.30 Opening
Winni Grossbøll, Mayor of Bornholm
Fredrik Romberg, Director at Bornholm Business Center
09.00 Module 1 – Bornholm as the EU test island and its vision ‘Bornholm is a CO2-neutral community based on sustainable and renewable energy by 2025’
Klaus Vesløv, Director Marketing & Development, Østkraft
Professor Jacob Østergaard, Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE), DTU Technical University, Kongens Lingby, Denmark
Facts, figures and political agenda of Bornholm and the pivotal collaborative role of Bornholm’s energy companies.
What makes Bornholm one of the best places in the world for testing new renewable-energy technologies?
In the past few years, Bornholm has increasingly been used as a test island for a number of international experiments and demonstration projects. The island is ideal for these projects due to its size and infrastructure, and therefore, it is the center for PowerLab DK, which constitutes a research platform for energy research and exploitation in Denmark. PowerLab DK engages in cutting-edge research, which is crucial for society – not only in Denmark but worldwide. The PowerLab DK has turned Bornholm into a full scale laboratory, where they test solutions for electricity grids of the future and stimulate research, innovation and education. (The Powerlab collaborators are DTU Elektro, Risø DTU, the Engineering College of Copenhagen and Østkraft)
09.45 Coffee
10.15 Module 2 – The concept and idea of Bornholm’s intelligent grids: Ecogrid 1.0 & Ecogrid 2.0
Jørgen S. Christensen, Research director, Danish Energy, project manager EcoGrid 2.0
EcoGrid 1.0
The first stage was 2011 – 2015 with a total budget of 21 million euro of which approximately half has been financed by the European Union. The international and multidisciplinary consortium was initiated by Energinet.dk, Denmark and coordinated by SINTEF Energi, Norway. Additional partners include; Østkraft Holding, Denmark; Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark; Siemens, Denmark; IBM, Denmark; ELIA System Operator, Belgium; Fundacion Technalia Research & Innovation, Spain; Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria; ECN Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland, The Netherlands; TNO, The Netherlands; Eandis, Belgium; Tallinna Tehnikaulikool, Estonia; EDP Distribuicao, Portugal and Landis+Gyr, Denmark.
EcoGrid 2.0
The second stage has just been approved and EcoGrid 2.0 is a reality. The project has received another grant of 48.6 million DKK from the Danish EUDP program (the national energy technological development and demonstration program) to continue the EcoGrid project on Bornholm. The reason for continuation is that too many demand response RD&D projects happen behind a desk. Here is a demonstration, based on the active participation of consumers. Providing some of the most important knowledge researchers can obtain.
Klaus Vesløv, Director Marketing & Development, Østkraft
Distribution of renewable-energy led by customers
EcoGrid EU is a large, international demonstration project in which 2000 inhabitants of Bornholm are testing new possibilities in order to manage their consumption of (renewable) electricity. This is much needed in the future, where most electricity will come from renewable energy. When there is no wind, or when the sun does not shine, there will be less electricity. It would then be smart if the consumers turn down their consumption of electricity and move it to periods when more electricity is produced.
Wrap up session with input from all participants
12.00 Tour – Villa Smart, Rønne
Parallel with the EcoGrid demonstration project, Østkraft is carrying out an information project aimed at encouraging Bornholm’s inhabitants to become intelligent electricity consumers. Among other things, the project has led to the establishment of the demonstration home ‛Villa Smart’.
Villa Smart is a demonstration house, which is located on Zahrtmannsvej no. 77 in Rønne. In here, you can see how intelligent home control functions. Among other things, Villa Smart is used for the education of the participants (2,000 households) of the EcoGrid experiment.
Overview of the Smart Grid’s balancing impact on future electricity systems. Also, providing insight into how end-users can be encouraged to become intelligent electricity consumers.
13.15 Lunch with all participants
14.15 Tour – A guided tour of a straw-fired and a woodchip-fired plant
Provide insight into the process and perspectives inherent in converting fossil-fuel-based heat production into district heating based on straw and woodchips
15.30 Module 3 – Developing a renewable-energy based community. Panel discussion with participants from Group 3 and Group 4
Project manager, Østkraft (to be confirmed)
Introduction and presentation 
How to build an energy community and how are customers going along with the plan?
The project’s initiators organized the 1,900 private households and 100 commercial clients into four groups. The first group will serve as a statistical control group. These households received only a smart electric meter that precisely keeps track of their energy use. The second group can see online how much energy they are using and how much it costs — and can change their behaviour in response.
Group 3 and 4.
The third and fourth groups have been equipped with automatic control units. The former uses a system from Siemens Smart Grid and Building Technologies Divisions that controls electric heating systems and boilers. The fourth group has a similar technology from IBM that controls heat pumps.
-It is expected that the kinds of power control units being tested here to become a standard element of the future smart grid
-The solution developed for the EcoGrid project will be a key element for the smart buildings of tomorrow. The project has already succeeded in efficiently integrating smart grid functions into automatic building management systems, thus meeting customers’ needs with regard to comfort, energy savings, and reduced energy costs
17.30 Drinks reception and Guided Tour at Østkraft
19.30 Closing of Day 1