The Danish Energy Agency is introducing a new model for calculating economy of energy efficiency

Date: 11 October 2016

Energy Efficiency is and has always been a cornerstone in the Danish energy and climate model, which in contemporary time is getting international attention. To push forward the appreciation of economic advantages from tangible initiatives of energy efficiency, the Danish Energy Agency is now introducing a model for use in Denmark’s international cooperation on energy and climate. The model enables comparison of costs by reducing energy consumption to the corresponding costs by extending energy supply.

Many of the worlds developing and growing countries focus almost only on expanding their energy supply to support growth and living conditions. To secure a more sustainable development of their energy sector and to meet international climate commitments, there has been a wide focus on Danish experience and results on these specific areas. Denmark has been capable of increasing wealth with more than 40 pct. Since 1990, while simultaneously reducing both energy consumption and climate impact. One important element in the Danish development has been the priority of energy efficiency across multiple sectors.

The Danish Energy Agency presented a levelized cost of energy model (LCoE Calculator) at COP21 for estimating countries economy within green solutions compared to conventional solutions along with environmental impacts. The Danish Energy Agency is now expanding the tool to make possible comparison of price on extension of energy supply to the price of reducing energy consumption from investments in energy efficiency.

The objective of this new tool is to give decision-makers in Denmark’s partner countries on energy and climate a broad picture of the economy and to render visible the possibilities of a more sustainable development of their energy sector and energy consumption.