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Grants from The Danish Council for Strategic Research – Bilateral cooperation with China, 2013

DKK 10 million awarded to bilateral research projects that are to develop the electricity system of the future. The Danish Council for Strategic Research initiates two new projects, which will contribute to the integration of renewable energy in the intelligent electricity system of the future.

Through its bilateral cooperation with China, The Danish Council for Strategic Research has decided to grant two projects of central importance to the green electricity systems of the future with a total of DKK 10 million. The projects have been selected in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) amongst twelve applications with corresponding applications in China.

The cooperation with China was initiated in 2009, and has now resulted in twelve Danish-Chinese projects.

Description of the two awarded projects can be found further down.

The transition to a green economy and thereby far more renewable energy makes demands of the management of our electricity systems. Danish and Chinese researchers have thus joined in developing of intelligent systems, which makes production, distribution and consumption of energy interact in a reality where the wind does not always blow and the sun does not always shine. It is also a reality where we are moving away from central management with big power plants to local, defined systems with renewable energy sources. “I am very pleased with the fact that we again this year have received applications of high quality, this being our fifth Danish-Chinese call,” says the Chairman of the Danish Council for Strategic Research’s Programme Commission on Sustainable Energy and Environment, Professor Poul Erik Morthorst from the Technical University of Denmark. “Unfortunately, we can only award grants to two proposals, but it indicates that the cooperation between Denmark and China in the area of energy research is well-developed. There are many connections between Danish and Chinese researchers and companies, which they can continue to build on. It is also an indication of that Danish energy research continues to have a global horizon, and that Danish knowledge is respected and in demand, worldwide.”

Denmark and China has a joint strategic interest in meeting the challenges within sustainable energy, and can learn a lot about how to manage electricity systems and how projects unfold in practice in the two countries.

It is the fifth bilateral call between Denmark and China. The Danish Council for Strategic Research has since 2009 initiated 14 projects with a total of DKK 73 million in grants to cooperation between Danish and Chinese researchers, and companies within the area of energy research.


iDClab - Intelligent DC Microgrid Living Lab
Danish title: iDClab - Intelligent Jævnstrøms Microgrid Laboratorium (3045-00010B)
Grant holder: Josep M. Guerrero, Institute of Energy Technology, Aalborg University
E-mail: joz@et.aau.dk
Grant: DKK 4.9 million
Total budget: DKK 5.4 million
Funding period: 2014-2017
Research training: 1 PhD and 1 postdoc
Partners: Institute of Flexible Electric Power Technology, North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), Smart Grid Research Institute of the State Grid Corporation of China (SGRI), Electric Power Distribution Department of China Electric, Power Research Institute (CEPRI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Development of defined electrical systems in residential and industrial applications The world is moving away from the traditional power grid where power is produced in central power plants and distributed as alternating current (AC) with high voltage to a system where power ipower is produced locally and distributed as direct current (DC) with low voltage, also named DC microgrids. The technologies driving this development are novel technologies such as solar panels, fuel cells, powerful batteries and LED-bulbs. The research project will focus on the development of future intelligent DC microgrids, and the researchers aims to explore the different aspects of DC microgrids: Design, modeling, control, coordination, communications and management. Josep M. Guerrero is working with a number of Chinese partners on this research project. In Denmark the research will be carried out in DC microgrid living labs focused on commercial buildings and residential applications, while the aim of the Chinese partner is to develop DC microgrid systems for industrial applications.


PROAIN - PROActive INtegration of sustainable energy resources enabling active distribution networks
Danish title: PROAIN - PROAktiv INtegration af bæredygtige energiressourcer til muliggørelse af aktive distributionsnet - (3045-00012B)
Grant holder: Henrik William Bindner, Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
E-mail: hwbi@elektro.dtu.dk
Grant: DKK 5.1 million
Total budget: DKK 9.8 million
Funding period: 2014-2017
Research training: 2 PhDs and 1 postdoc
Partners: Tshinghua University, China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing Electric Power Economic Research Institute, Zhongdiangaoke (Beijing) Science & Technology Ltd

The transition to renewable energy sources is making demands for the administration of Danish energy ressources. What does one do when the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine? With the project "PROActive INtegration of sustainable energy resources enabling active distribution networks" the researchers wishes to investigate i) how newly developed systems can be used in energy administration, ii) how to better understand and meet the fluctuating production of renewable energy, iii) how to test administrative systems and iv) what it demands of the information- and communications technology. The projects solutions will be tested in an area near Beijing and will furthermore contribute to the education of talented researchers, who can secure effective energy administration.

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