Smart energy

It might not be something you give a lot of thought to, but it does actually matter how or when you use energy, whether as an individual or as a company. Energy efficiency is an important tool to reduce CO2 emissions and save money. And intelligent software can enable customers to utilise the green power when it is plentiful.


Less is more

Smart energy begins with energy efficiency. Energy-efficient initiatives have been around for longer than renewable energy, but they are still as relevant as ever. It is really a matter of common sense. When you save energy, you save CO2. In fact, energy efficiency and renewable energy have the same potential when it comes to reducing global CO2 emissions.


When you save energy, you also save money. Improved energy efficiency enables businesses to reduce costs and become more competitive. And households, saving money on the energy bill, can choose to spend their money on other things.


Smarter use of green energy

Smart energy is also about using energy at the right time. As our pro­duction of wind and solar power is steadily increasing, we have to find ways to use energy effectively when it is plentiful.


One way is to electrify more of the things we use in our everyday lives – for instance cars that run on electricity instead of petrol. Another way is to use more energy at times when green power is abundant and power prices are lower. It saves you money and helps move the green transformation forward. A third way is to install batteries in the grid to store renewable energy. Rethinking energy in these ways enables us all to use energy more intelligently, which can help build the sustainable cities and communities of the future.


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At DONG Energy, we work to help our customers use energy smart and more effectively through two programmes.

  • Energy savings: We help business and residential customers save energy to save CO2 and money.

  • Modernising the grid: Our distribution company Radius maintains and develops the power grid, for example by investing in smart meters.

Our energy consultants help businesses and residential customers find new ways of using energy in a smart and efficient way – for the benefit of both the climate and the wallet. One of the ways is through our more than 80 climate partnerships with Danish companies. 

Radius is piloting a battery solution in Copenhagen to examine the opportunities to store excess energy generated by local solar panels, for instance. From 2017, Radius will also install smart meters that register consumption every hour. The new meters will enable all customers to follow their own energy consumption and save money in the future, as each customer can decide to move parts of their energy consumption to times with low demand.

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