“Innovation is about insight. And I’m pretty sure that he who invented the stick, he had a sore knee ”.
Ali Khatam from the company QAMPO is one of several partners in the new CRIF project FIRE, which the Energy Innovation Cluster facilitates. His role in the project is about developing algorithms that can balance the energy from eg sun and wind better than today.
Evil in the climate
FIRE stands for Flexible Integration of Renewable Energy. And if knee pain gave birth to the idea of the cane, then climate pain gives rise to a need for more renewable energy in the energy system.
“When the need for green energy sources such as solar and wind increases, it challenges our energy system. The fluctuating energy sources are absolutely necessary for the energy system of the future – but they are not constant. Therefore, we need to become even better at balancing our energy system so that there is cheap, green energy when we need it. We can ensure this with technology and innovation as what is currently being developed in the FIRE project, ”says Glenda Napier, CEO of the Energy Innovation Cluster.
More than a knee injury
Among the project’s partners is Energi Danmark, which is one of the leading players in trading with energy sources in Europe.
“Our core competence is market knowledge. So we have to look at how we can best integrate the new flexibility solution that we are developing in the FIRE project into the market. In short, it is about aggregating different sources of flexibility – across different time markets “, says Peter Stensig, Strategic Business Developer at Energi Danmark.
Together towards 2030
In addition to Qampo and Energi Danmark, the project’s partner group also consists of Energinet, which is the problem owners, as well as the problem solvers DTU, Center Danmark and Hydrogen Valley.
“All partners in FIRE provide knowledge and insight that can make a difference to the energy system of the future. We need to look at sectoral coupling, digitization, storage and several different energy sources if we are to achieve the 70 percent reduction in CO2 by 2030. FIRE is a step in the right direction, ”said Glenda Napier, CEO of the Energy Innovation Cluster.