Denmark, a country with more than half of its electricity demand covered by variable renewable energy, aiming towards the goal of a 100% renewable power system, used to depend almost entirely on imported fossil fuels for its energy, just like Japan. A major shift toward renewables development and energy savings was made after the first oil crisis in the 1970s. The country has since made efforts to establish flexible solutions for a large deployment of variable renewables through many methods, including the development of grid operation technologies and electricity markets, as well as sector coupling, including heat and transport.
Director General Kristoffer Böttzauw and his expert colleagues from the Danish Energy Agency visited Japan to attend the seminar. Participants from Japan and Denmark made best use of this opportunity to mutually share and gain insights to overcome challenges and find solutions for integrating variable renewable energy into the electricity market.
［MC］Sune Strøm Minister Counsellor, Economic Diplomacy, Energy, Royal Danish Embassy in Japan
Opening Remarks (delivered by Sune Strøm on the Amabassador's behalf) Peter Taksøe-Jensen Ambassador, Royal Danish Embassy in Japan
Opening Speeches Development and Role of Flexibility in the Danish Power System:
Solutions for Integrating 50% Wind and Solar, and Potential Future Solutions for the Remaining 50% Kristoffer Böttzauw Director General, the Danish Energy Agency DLRelated report (external link)
A Flexible Grid and Power System for 100% Renewables Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
- Status of the Japan’s Grid System to Integrate Variable Renewable Electricity Tsutomu Oyama President, Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators JAPAN (OCCTO) DL
- Japan's Electricity Market: Status and Next Steps Forward Tatsuya Shinkawa Secretary General, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission, Ministry of Economy, Trade and IndustryDL
Panel Discussion: How can Japan gain value from the Danish experiences?
[Panelists] Kristoffer Böttzauw Director General, the Danish Energy Agency Peter Markussen Senior Director, Associated Activities, Energinet Hiroshi Okamoto Executive Vice President, TEPCO Power Grid DL Tatsuya Shinkawa Secretary General, Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Takahashi Professor, Department of Community and Society, Tsuru Univerisity DL Ryoichi Kunimatsu General Manager, Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) Seiichiro Kimura Senior Researcher, Renewable Energy Institute DL