Denmark will hold the Presidency of the European Union (EU) during the first six months of 2012 and Denmark is, doubtless, one of the very first countries in the world leading the renewable energy sector. Therefore what this country is doing along its EU presidential semester is being of compelling interest.
Denmark has time ago taken the decision of become independent of fossil fuels by 2050. Taking this into consideration, the country set a meaningful project, ECOGRID EU, on the Danish island Bornholm. The aim of this project is to testing the efficiency of a new intelligent electricity system based on the management of a smart grid system which involves the use of many different renewable energy sources.
About 2000 customers from Bornholm are participating in this demonstration, the island aims to be a testing ground of what could later on be developed all along the country and, why not, all over the world.
With more than 50% electricity consumption coming from renewable resources and renewable energy production, one of the main ECOGRID EU goals is to provide consumers and small end users with new brand alternatives, solutions and choices blending flexible demands and a revolutionary real-time market concept.
Besides it the Scandinavian country had already set an official brand to denominate its goal of becoming totally independent of fossil fuels by 2050, State of Green, as a way to disseminate its commitment with the climate, the environment and the clean energies.