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by Linda Bertelsen
Rasmus Aaen, Market Director, Niras

The energy landscape is undergoing a dynamic transformation driven by a critical need for sustainable solutions. As an experienced market professional with over 20 years of experience in the energy sector, I am deeply invested in understanding and navigating these emerging trends.

My expertise as a consulting engineer at NIRAS lies in strategic energy planning, market analysis, and staying updated on cutting-edge technologies and systems. Through this combined focus, I strive to identify the most promising solutions for the future, particularly those accelerating the green transition.

Within the utility sector, I see tremendous potential in combining technologies like solar and wind power, innovative energy storage solutions, and advanced heating systems like low-temperature district heating and heat pumps. These advancements are crucial not only for environmental sustainability but also for ensuring future energy security.

However, challenges exist. Large-scale renewables necessitate balancing efficient energy generation with responsible land use, collaboration with diverse stakeholders, and building public. In addition, fluctuating energy markets present challenges for grid integration, demanding reliable and cost-effective storage solutions and the ability to navigate market complexities.

Fortunately, new solutions are presenting themselves through the smart application of existing data and new modeling tools. Furthermore, the energy market is opening up new areas of collaboration between stakeholders, such as solar park developers, utilities, municipalities, local residents, and agricultural and biodiversity interests, where common interests can be found.

As we move toward a more sustainable future, I am excited to leverage my experience and expertise to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of our energy system.

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