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Green Tech Center // In construction 2013 // Opens Q2 - 2014

Green Tech Center - International Smart Grid Living Lab

Smart Grid Living Lab


The investors:

Content 3...................................... Green Tech Center – overview and location 4...................................... Future energy challenges 6...................................... Concept 8...................................... Vision 9...................................... Green Tech Open Innovation 10...................................... Triple Helix cooperation 12...................................... Smart Grid Focus 14...................................... Green Tech House 16...................................... Green Tech Park 18...................................... Green Tech Lab 20...................................... Large Scale Living Lab Business 21...................................... Large Scale Living Lab Private 22...................................... Green Pulse

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Future Energy


Green Tech Center // Located in the centre of Denmark To

Business area Vejle Municipality

Smart Grid Living Lab

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30 minutes’ drive from Billund international airport 45 minutes’ drive from Århus and Odense Smart Grid Living Lab


Future energy challenges Tomorrow’s Smart Grid challenges are the interaction between three factors. 1. Increased production of renewable energy on the supply grid With increased production from wind and solar plants, etc., the delivery of energy to the grid will fluctuate much more. When it is windy, a lot of wind energy will be produced; when it is cloudy, less solar energy will be produced, etc. In order to avoid periods of congestion/ failure in the energy supply, it will be necessary to create a balance with large capital expenditure to create a larger and more robust power grid as a result. This is simple in Denmark, as our energy grid is very robust, but in many other countries this will present a challenge, and therefore attention is directed to Denmark to find system solutions.

2. Consumer behaviour Private homes, businesses, offices and public institutions are all consumers of energy. Their consumption patterns over the years, months, weeks, days and hours are based on decades of secure access to all the energy they need. Therefore, the consumption pattern is not aligned with the future production pattern for renewable energy, e.g. washing clothes at night or ensuring that an entire residential area can charge its electric cars at the same time. Security of supply is vital. Nor are the price structure and energy taxes aligned to this “new world�, so there are no incentives within the private sector to change behaviour. Furthermore, knowledge of private consumption patterns is limited, as remote meters have only become widespread in recent years. Actual data processing is not widespread and so it is not possible to survey consumption in greater detail, e.g. which products use what and when.

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3. Prosumers – the new consumers The renewable energy market is rapidly developing. New products for energy production from the wind, sun, ground, fuel cells, etc. appear every day, and efficiency is improving from year to year. Several of the products can be mounted directly in the home of the consumer, for example solar cells on roofs. This means that a private person or business is not only a consumer, but also an energy producer – a “prosumer”. This presents a number of challenges to energy security and balance, as the energy will now be flowing in both directions within the grid. Finally, roll-out of electric cars is also expected to create huge challenges to energy security and efficiency, as the process of charging such cars puts a significant burden on the grid. Work is being carried out worldwide to create solutions to meet these challenges, including local energy storage options to contribute to the energy balance, as well as solutions in which electricity, heating, cooling, hydrogen and gas are combined in total intelligent energy storage systems.

It’s all about creating a balance between production, consumption and storage, so that renewable energy can be exploited in the best possible way.

Photo: GreenWave Reality

Smart Grid Living Lab


Concept Green Tech Center is research, development,

Green Tech House

test, demonstration, commercialization,

A three-storey building visible from the E45 motorway. The office building contains

education, networking and entrepreneurship under one roof. Green Tech Center gathers a lot of knowledge, development and entrepreneurship within the

a number of office premises, from 20-person companies to one-man businesses. It is also possible to rent individual desks in an open, modern office environment. Green Tech House can house 200 workplaces, and currently 60% of the building is reserved by companies and public institutions working within the field of energy.

Smart Grid field under one roof.

In addition, there are a number of shared functions available, e.g. reception, canteen,

Researchers and developers working with

meeting and project rooms.

energy in a broad sense. Companies with products can be included in

Green Tech Lab

future solutions.

Here, entrepreneurs, companies and educational institutions are offered facilities

Educational institutions that teach and train

such as workshops, laboratories and training facilities. Another important area in

in energy installation, etc.

Green Tech Lab is the tech room. This collects all the technology and data from the

Networks that research, communicate and

Energy Park. The tech room is also connected to data to and from Green Tech House,

build relationships between international clients,

as well as the Velje North industrial area. Green Tech Lab is the central hub within

producers and investors, etc. Entrepreneurship facilities & business service.

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development, research and teaching for all partners associated with Green Tech Center.


Green Tech Park This park is a playground for testing, demonstration and commer-

An infrastructure for electricity, heat, gas, hydrogen and communi-

cialisation of energy-producing and energy-saving solutions. An

cation makes it easy to test and demonstrate solutions that have an

energy park with platforms customised for the various demands of

effect by working across traditional forms of energy (e.g. storage of

energy producers (wind, sun, ground, fuel cells, etc.)

excess electricity in hydrogen or heat).

Here, a product, e.g. a wind turbine, an inverter or an optimisation

A control room gathers and processes all this data so users can

unit in a single system linked to the national grid, can be instal-

get rapid results from their products in the bigger picture easily and

led quickly and cheaply. The project function can be demonstrated

cheaply. Partners only pay for use of the facilities, as the infrastruc-

quickly in a comprehensive solution where customers, investors and

ture and data capture/measurement/processing in the system has

others can see the effect of one or more products in a single system.

already been paid for.


Vision

R&D Products Service

To establish an internationally-recognised Smart Grid test facility in the centre of Denmark for demonstrating Smart Grid functionality.

• To offer professional system test facilities for smart grid components and products, so new components and products in the future are Smart Grid ready.

• An independent development, test and demonstration facility, with the knowledge and resources to carry out tests and trialling, and which may contribute to development towards a common European standard.

• With living laboratories that enable projects, testing, demonstration and commercialisation of products/systems for developers, public authorities, educational institutions, installers, customers and investors.

• Where users meet operational and workable solutions.

• With facilities for businesses, educational institutions, public authorities and entrepreneurs, ensuring optimal settings permanently or for short periods.

Basic science

Smart Grid Living Lab

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Research and Development

Open innovation

Demonstration

Commercialization

Sales


Green Tech Open Innovation – the shortest route for a Smart Grid concept to a successful market introduction.

Green Tech Home

Heat storage

150 m2

Electricity storage

Cooling storage

Energy storage

Smart Grid system and function testing and demonstration

Automatic Demand Response

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gy n e r t io En u c od

pr Roof solutions

ICT

Energy

n

Facade solutions

Green Tech House 4.000 m2

Solar, wind, ground, fuel cell

Company electric cars

Electricity Water Heat

development

Knowledge networks

Green Tech Parke 16.000 m2

Concept/product

for growth and

Environment Indoor climate

Park solutions

Commercial networks

Green Tech Center

for Smart Grids nationally and internationally

Market introduction


Triple Helix cooperation Green Tech Center is a strategic

The key to the future

collaboration between a number of

Cooperation and knowledge shared across businesses, public authorities and educa-

private companies, educational

tional institutions provides the best conditions for the production of new knowledge

institutions and public parties.

that companies can use as specialisation parameters. Therefore, Green Tech Center has implemented this three-dimensional element to guarantee companies the best possible conditions for development. At the heart of Green Tech Center is Open Innovation. It’s all about creating competitive benefits that individual companies cannot obtain on their own. It brings together people with different professional backgrounds, and the meeting

Business

between different disciplines creates the ability to think creatively. Next, the consumer is involved in the innovation process itself. This can be done by allowing the consumer to relate to and comment on the various stages of the innovation process, or by allowing them to test the renewable energy platforms in Green

Public authorities

Tech Park. Triple Helix cooperation creates:

Scientific institutions

• Growth

• More jobs

• Specialisation

• Economic growth

• Competitive benefits

• More entrepreneurship

• More innovation

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71% of companies experience increased com-

Companies in clusters are four times more

petitiveness through cluster cooperation

likely to be innovative

Source: NGP, Klyngekonference (Reg-X)

Source: Companies in Clusters, Thomas Schøtt,

Ph.D. Professor WSR, University of Southern Denmark


Green Tech Center is a strategic collaboration between a number of strategic partners:

INSERO Horsens, Lysholt Erhverv and CASA and private interests involved in setting up Green Tech House, Green Tech Park, and the framework for the Living Labs area. In addition, the building is administered and a large number of projects and customer/investor matching activities are coordinated. Vejle Municipality is an official partner, contributing knowledge, networks and entrepreneurship, and is part of a number of joint projects on the operation and development of Green Tech Center related to climate and business development. The University of Southern Denmark is involved in research and development projects around Smart Grid system management, both nationally and internationally. Tre-For is the utility company supplying the area with electricity, destricts heat, data and gas. Syddansk Erhvervsskole runs their technology centre with courses and projects within the electrical and plumbing industry from Green Tech Center. Danish Technological Institute cooperates with Green Tech Center, as one of several GTS institutions, to provide Danish and foreign companies with special tests and certifications. Lean Energy Cluster is Region Syddanmark’s cluster within streamlining of energy consumption and intelligent energy systems. DI - Confederation of Danish Industry - ITEK/Smart Grid group, works for creating growth for IT, tele, electric and communication companies. DE - Danish Energy Association - Intelligent Energy group - is a commercial and professional organisation for Danish energy companies. Smart Grid Living Lab


Smart Grid Focus This requires collaboration when it comes to devising future intelligent solutions.

The switch to a fossil-free society is probably the biggest challenge facing Danish society in recent times and will require the development of innovative energy system solutions that will have export potential

Building an “intelligent” electricity system – a smart grid – is like doing a puzzle, where some

beyond its borders.

of the pieces are either missing or do not fit. It is intended that Smart Grid will provide an-

Source: Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,

swers to tomorrow’s solutions involving renewable energy from sources such as wind po-

Associate Professor,

wer and solar cells, as a replacement for fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

European transmission and distribution companies have produced a visionary strategy to enable the European electricity system to accommodate the large amounts of renewable energy agreed by EU Member States in the Climate and Energy Package from 2007. By 2018, approx. EUR 2 billion (nearly DKK 15 billion) will have been invested. This will create huge demand for intelligent solutions and products, and Danish companies are in a favourable position with regard to this market. The research team at the University of Southern Denmark is a natural partner for close cooperation with businesses and other for-profit institutions at Green Tech Center for analysing the opportunities that may

Smart Grid Living Lab

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provide answers to the challenges ahead.


Smart Grid – future solution

Green Tech Center’s vision

A Smart Grid can only work if the electricity system

is to establish an internationally recognised Smart

is able to draw on everything – and everyone – from

Grid test facility to demonstrate Smart Grid func-

the largest producer to the smallest consumer.

tionality. With the demonstration facilities involved in

An intelligent system that links up the electricity

Green Tech Park, a platform has been created where

system in all directions. Establishment of a Smart

research, education, testing and consumer analyses

Grid will also increase the digitalisation of Danish

can provide the inter-dimensional knowledge base

households. There will be more metering, control

necessary for the development of future Smart

and communication electronics in homes, which will

Grid solutions.

provide consumers with an overview of their consumption and the ability to achieve automated and intelligent electricity consumption. Illustration: Franck Wagnersen. Source: Energinet.dk


Green Tech House Optimal environment for development and testing of future energy solutions under one roof. Green Tech House is a cluster covering approx. 4,000 m² and has been established on 3 floors, with space for around 200 Triple Helix employees. The building was constructed in accordance with the BR15 building regulations, with a number of exciting and innovative solutions both inside and out. Green Tech House has been prepared for future Smart Grid solutions in energy production, energy storage and energy management of office buildings, and contains open source infrastructure and systems in the following vital areas: • An open source Building Management System, which guarantees the possibility of testing/demonstrating new products in intelligent control, etc. of the office building. • Data loggers of energy consumption down to the individual workplace that can document

• Information systems for behavioural tests/demonstrations with regard to employees in the building under the theme “Green Technology meets people”. • Control and connectivity options for electricity, heat and cold storage in and outside the office building and the electric car stands. • The roof level has been prepared for installation of various energy and environmental solutions for testing and demonstration and can be visited via elevator and stairs (the fifth facade of the building).

the energy and environmental effects/results. • An open tech room, which can be used for testing/demonstration to people interested in operation of intelligent office buildings.

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The building has been integrated into the surrounding facilities from Green Tech Park, so tests and demonstrations can be combined across the centre.


Ground floor Reception, 6 meeting/ workshop rooms, Office Living Lab, entrepreneurship and project area for offices, desk rental, plus smaller offices.

1st and 2nd floors Office and project leases from 8 to 50 employees.

Smart Grid Living Lab


Green Tech Park

16,000 m2 energy park with integrated micro-energy infrastucture for electricity, district heating and gas to ensure realistic testing and demonstration facilities for products and services in the Smart Grid systems of the future.

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Wind power, solar energy, geothermal energy, fuel cells, electric and hydrogen charging stations – all connected to the power grid (electricity, heat, gas). Wind power Assembly platform where it is possible to erect various domestic turbines. The platform is a foundation that provides stability to the installation of domestic wind turbines, which are all wired up. Solar energy Assembly platform where it is possible to erect various domestic solar cell facilities. The platform is a foundation that provides stability to the installation of solar cell facilities, which are all wired up. Geothermal energy Assembly platforms where 3 different geothermal heat facilities can be demonstrated. Smart EV and hydrogen platform Assembly platform where it is possible to erect various charging stands and storage units. The platforms are linked to the control rum in Green Tech Lab.

Photo: Villa Watt


Green Tech Lab – Optimal facilities for developing, learning and market maturation of products. Green Tech Lab contains facilities that support entrepreneurs and commercial needs for prototype production, demonstration, commercialisation and training. A Smart Grid living lab, with intelligent energy solutions where theory and practice meet.

Contents: • Living lab control room for the Green Tech Park • Environmental laboratory • Training rooms • Prototype workshop • Entrepreneur facilities

Business Concepts can be analysed through Green Tech Lab, including the development of prototypes and implementation of user testing, helping to sharpen the company’s products and identify areas in which development processes can be optimised.

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1. floor

Ground floor

Basement

Smart Grid Living Lab


Green Tech Center // Projects

Large Scale Living Lab Business ”Large Scale Living Lab Business”

Projekt area

– intelligent business park in Vejle Nord

DTC

The project concerns a business park in Vejle Nord, where businesses, cold stores, transport, offices and retail are part of a virtual power plant trial. The intention is to guarantee the exchange of information, optimisation, demonstration, testing and documentation via Smart Grid system solutions and operational and workable solutions for their own

Factory lll Smart Grid Living Lab

use and/or for other business parks.

Retail area with Shops

Office Building Cooling Building lV Factory ll

The focus is on the following areas:: • Intelligent management of energy

Cooling Building lll

Cooling Building II

Factory l

Cooling Building l

• Renewable energy supplies • Combination energy solutions (electricity, heat, cooling, storage) • Use of industrial waste heat, etc. • Electricity and hydrogen transport • Intelligent office buildings • Green image/marketing • etc.

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Large Scale Living Lab Business is a large-scale development project, which supports commercial need for demonstration.


Green Tech Center // Projects

Large Scale Living Lab Private ”Large Scale Living Lab Private” – intelligent residential buildings in Vejle Nord

Projekt area

The project concerns a residential area in Vejle Nord, where the energy use in different types of housing energy will be recorded, optimised and documented over the coming years with innovative integrated energy systems. In general, the project aims to optimise energy efficiency and reduce

Home Rentals

CO2 emissions. Energy optimisation deals with the following: • Measurement of current energy consumption - Electricity, water, heating, cooling, gas

Town Houses

and broadband communications - Consumer behaviour, mobility, lighting, etc. • Demonstration of innovative solutions for the

electricity grid - Intelligent management of energy consumption and products - Combined energy solutions (electricity/heat/cold/storage)

Home Rentals

- Electric cars • Demonstration of innovative solutions for heat - Waste heat from local industry, etc. - Green power from renewable energy parks Large Scale Living Lab Private is a development project that integrates new energy-efficient measures in residential buildings on a large scale.

Smart Grid Living Lab


Green Pulse

Green Pulse

International network

An international environment for entrepreneurs, spin-off companies, established businesses, networks, etc., are being developed to offer a specialised “Green Tech” service in areas such as: • Green tech partnerships • Networks

• Innovation • Cross-disciplinary projects

• Internationalisation

• Financing

• Mentoring

• Matchmaking (clients,

• Business development

investors, partners)

• Investors

In addition, national and international partnerships are being established and a wide range of workshops, conferences, seminars, etc. are being held. Green Tech Center collaborates with the following organisations:

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Smart Grid Living Lab


Green Tech Center - Partnerships Lease agreement

Use agreements

Services included in the partnership packages

Office, Lease min. 3 years, 6 months security bond

Desk, lease contract, 3 months’ notice, Security bond

Office space

DKK 1,199 per m2 p.a.

DKK 3,950 pr. month

Operation (insurance, taxes, renovation, technology, etc.)

DKK 299 per m2 p.a.

incl.

Energy consumption (electricity, water and heat)

Depending on consumption

incl.

Internet

Depending on consumption

incl.

Cleaning

Depending on consumption

incl.

Office desk

YES

Chair

YES

Shelving

YES

Shared kitchen

YES

Shared tech demo room

YES

Shared dialogue areas

YES

Use of shared facilities

Exclusive partner, DKK 250,000 p.a. access to over 100 lab days

Cooperation partner, DKK 100,000 p.a. access to 30 lab days

Day by day

YES

Reception

YES

YES

YES

YES

Meeting rooms

YES

YES

YES

YES

Workshop premises

DKK 1,250 per day

DKK 1,750 per day

Incl. / free up to 100 days free mix

Incl. / free up to 30 days free mix

DKK 2,500 per day

Cafeteria

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Server room

YES

YES

Utility room

DKK 400 per m2 p.a.

DKK 400 pr. m2 p.a.

Car park

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Living lab Office

DKK 2,500 per day

DKK 3,500 per day

Incl. / free up to 100 days free mix

Incl. / free up to 30 days free mix

DKK 5,000 per day

Living lab Home

DKK 2,500 per day

DKK 3,500 per day

Incl. / free up to 100 days free mix

Incl. / free up to 30 days free mix

DKK 5,000 per day

Green Tech Park

DKK 2,500 per day

DKK 3,500 per day

Incl. / free up to 100 days free mix

Incl. / free up to 30 days free mix

DKK 5,000 per day

Workshop

DKK 2,500 per day

DKK 3,500 per day

Incl. / free up to 100 days free mix

Incl. / free up to 30 days free mix

DKK 5,000 per day

Large-scale test area: Large Scale Living Lab Business

YES

YES

YES

YES

Large Scale Living Lab Private

YES

YES

YES

YES

Offers for participation in: Networks

YES

YES

YES

YES

Sparring

YES

YES

YES

YES

Seminars

YES

YES

YES

YES

Courses

YES

YES

YES

YES

Workshops

YES

YES

YES

YES

Projects

YES

YES

YES

YES

Matchmaking meetings

YES

YES

YES

YES

Support scheme information and dialogue meetings

YES

YES

YES

YES

Company presentation in Green Tech Center: On the website

YES

YES

YES

YES

On a display in the reception

YES

YES

YES

YES

Logo on approach/entrance

YES

Member of Advisory Board

YES YES

The rent excludes catering and special services for setup, etc. Booking on first-come, first-served basis. All amounts exclude VAT. Prices are valid from 1st December 2012.


Contact Green Tech Center A/S

Shareholders Board:

• CEO Jørgen Andersen Tel. +45 4053 5337 E-mail. JA@greentechcenter.dk

• INSERO Horsens Mogens Vig Pedersen Hans Jørgen Hansen

Smart Grid Living Lab

• Jeanette Kristensen Tel. +45 2921 6090 E-mail. JK@greentechcenter.dk

• CASA A/S Michael Mortensen Peter Rosengreen

• Jørgen Ranlev Nielsen Tel. +45 2134 1371 E-mail. JR@greentechcenter.dk

• Lysholt Erhverv A/S Steen Bagger-Sørensen Gert Eg

• Dorthe Bramsen Clausen Tel. +45 2332 5549 E-mail. DBC@greentechcenter.dk

Advisory Board:

Smart Grid Living Lab Lysholt Allé 10 ~ DK - 7100 Vejle Tel: +45 7642 0079 ~ info@greentechcenter.dk www.greentechcenter.dk

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