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261,000 Automated meter readers

25 Million consumption data every day

20,000 km grid 10,000 transformer stations

Sustainability drives changes

1. Increased local sustainable production: Wind and solar power procure fluctuating energy into the power grid, calling for smart grid solutions
2. Increase in electric consumption: Electric cars and heat pumps likely to become popular
3. AMR (Automated Meter Readers): DK strategy to roll out 100% AMR and allow for hourly settlement
4. Smart Home: Consumer electronics, home energy, security, media and entertainment – all connected to the internet
5. Energy-plus-buildings: Producing more energy from renewable energy sources than importing

World Class Power Grid Network

• Power grid with 100% AMR (automated meter readers)
• Access to 25 million consumer data every day
• The local installed MW capacity is green
• SE is Denmark’s third largest utility with 266,000 customers on power grid
• Denmark is frontrunner within renewable energy with highly decentralized production
• 22% of all EU projects concerning intelligent power grids take place in Denmark


The energy sources in the future power system will fluctuate greatly. Wind power is to be the primary energy source by 2050, accompanied by solar power, heat pumps, biomass and waste heat. There is already a significant amount of local wind energy production in the SE distribution net.

The challenge is to balance production and availability with demand. Therefore, it is crucial to analyze big data and develop new methods for grid management.
This will help to establish industry recommendations and provide a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience.

Power Grid Technical information

7.000 km2
266,000 AMR (~ 100%)
10.000 transformers and 20.000 km grid and ~120.000 cable boxes
169 pc. 60 kV stations
10.406 pc. 10-15/0,4 kV stations
1.392 km 60 kV grid
8.973 km 10-15 kV net
10.275 km 0,4 kV net
Installed capacity wind: 1,063 MW vs. max. demand 670 MW)