Wind in Oresund

The project contributes to fulfilling: priority 1: Promote sustainable economic growth

Sub programme: Oresund

Lead Partner: Lund University

Partners: Technical University of Denmark - department IMM & CET (DTU) and Risø

Project Period: 1 July 2008 - 30 June 2011[The project is completed]

Total Budget: 1 122 590 EUR

Udbetalt støtte fra ERUF: 561 295 EUR

Kontakt: Henrik Madsen, DTU


Phone: + 45 45 25 34 08


The Öresund region has potential to be one of the leading centres for efficient production and use of wind based energy – many leading companies are already working in the region. In the project the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Lund University (LTH) worked together with competent personnel and a word leading knowledge from the departments of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling (IMM), Electrical Engineering (CET), Risö wind research centre (RISÖ) at DTU, and the Department of Mathematical Statistics at LTH.

Demonstration projects
A number of projects that demonstrate and highlights the potentials of renewable energy have been launched through 'Vind i Øresund'. Comparatively small and widely scattered energy production units using locally positioned sources such as straw, wood and waste as well as sun and wind are likely to replace the enormous power plants of present day. At Risø DTU the future
of such distributed energy system have been developed and tested at the advanced SYSLAB facility. SYSLAB has facilitated tests and demonstration of the integration of electrical cars in the renewable energy schemes and the establishing of test of methods for the prediction of the energy signature of building and models for optimal control of heating is also part of the overall project outcome. At the full scale experimental wind park at the island Bornholm prediction and integration of wind energy, design optimization and integration is being demonstrated and also at Bornholm several safety studies on electricity grids have been conducted.

New engineering skills are required
Increasing environmental concerns and the probable shortage of fossil fuels in the foreseeable future have boosted the operation, integration and distribution of renewable energy sources. Engineers with skills in this field are very attractive for a number of companies. To meet the industrial demand for such employees the Technical University of Denmark and the
University of Lund in Sweden have jointly designed and launched a number of new engineering courses focusing on the main aspects of sustainable electricity.


Henrik Madsen, DTU

+ 45 45 25 34 08