CITIES final conference

It is all about data

9 November 2020 08.45-17, ONLINE
Join us for a day focused on the latest developments within intelligent energy systems in CITIES
17 Presentations
17 Presentations
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About the CITIES final conference

In CITIES we integrate energy systems powered by intelligent use of data.

Could we be 100% fossil-free tomorrow? Join us for a day focused on the latest developments within intelligent energy systems in CITIES

In the research project CITIES – Center for IT Intelligent Energy Systems – universities, industrial partners and utilities have been researching the use of data for energy optimization in cities for seven years.

At our final conference – November 9, 2020, we are focusing on how digitalization can accelerate the green transition and what it takes before we can take full advantage of digitalization. Join us virtual.

You will meet experts from Denmark, the USA and Korea and get examples of how we already use digitalization and what is possible, as well as we look into the future to see what are the next steps in Denmark and internationally.

Attend online:

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have, with short notice, changed the conference to an ONLY ONLINE conference. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Registration deadline

Registration deadline for online attendance: 6 November 2020 at 12 noon

Remember that you need to sign up for each of the three conferences that you wish to attend


In case of questions, please contact:
Hanne Kokkegård

Date & Time

9 November 2020
9.00 AM-5.00 PM


Know about the speakers - more to come!

Anne Marie DamgaardAnne Marie Damgaard
Anne Marie Damgaard
Anne Marie DamgaardModerator
Anne Marie has worked 10 years in Brussels as industry lobbyist. In 2012, Anne Marie joined DTU where she has worked on fundraising and leading a number of large EU projects on energy, climate and smart data for a sustainable society.
Anders AndersenAnders Andersen
Anders Andersen
Anders AndersenCTO, EMD International
Anders has been responsible for the development of the energy system analysis tool energyPRO, that are used worldwide by consultants and developers. He is responsible for and teaching in Energy System Analysis at the Sustainable Energy Planning and Management-study at Aalborg University.
Hanne BinderHanne Binder
Hanne Binder
Hanne BinderSystemperspektiv - elsystemansvar, Energinet
Jong-Bae ParkJong-Bae Park
Jong-Bae Park
Jong-Bae ParkProfessor and Head of Research Center for Innovative Electricity Market Technology, Konkuk University, Korea
Jong-Bae received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 1987, 1989, and 1998. Since 2001, he has held the above job titles at Konkuk. He is currently a member of the Korean Energy Commission of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Henrik ThorsenHenrik Thorsen
Henrik Thorsen
Henrik ThorsenCEO & Founder of Energy Cool, Founder and Board member of Center Denmark
Henrik is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for concept development that can promote a sustainable future. He is founder of several companies and mentor for start-ups.
Adam BrunAdam Brun
Adam Brun
Adam BrunBusiness Developer at Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering
Adam is working on sensor-driven digital services for operation and maintenance of industrial equipment and large-scale supply systems.
Jan HvidbergJan Hvidberg
Jan Hvidberg
Jan HvidbergLead Analyst at Ørsted
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 2003. Experience from the energy sector since 2008, working with carbon capture, fluegas cleaning, strategy, optimization of production plans for electricity, heat and ancillary services and implementation of advanced analytics in decisions related to the energy markets.
Henrik MadsenHenrik Madsen
Henrik Madsen
Henrik MadsenProfessor, IP at CITIES - Centre for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in cities
Henrik is Professor in Mathematical Statistics with a special focus on Stochastic Dynamical Systems (1999) at DTU and Professor II at NTNU, Norway (2017). Works with signal processing, time series analysis, grey-box modelling, prediction, optimization and control.
John Bagterp JørgensenJohn Bagterp Jørgensen
John Bagterp Jørgensen
John Bagterp JørgensenProfessor, DTU Compute
Peter RathjePeter Rathje
Peter Rathje
Peter RathjeCEO, ProjectZero, Sønderborg
Peter is vice-chairman of the CITIES Project. Since 2007 Peter has managed Sonderborg´s ProjectZero, a public-private partnership, focused on transitioning almost 700.000 tons of CO2-emissions to ZERO by 2029 through energy efficiency, sector coupling and renewable energy.
Nina DetlefsenNina Detlefsen
Nina Detlefsen
Nina DetlefsenChief Analyst, Grøn Energi and member of CITIES Task Force Group
Nina has worked within energy system analysis for the past 15 years with focus on the electricity and heating. Her focus is optimal use of resources and energy system integration, especially how taxes and tariffs supports the path towards climate goals.
Per Sieverts NielsenPer Sieverts Nielsen
Per Sieverts Nielsen
Per Sieverts NielsenSenior researcher at DTU Management and Chief Operation Manager at CITIES project
Per is working on energy systems modelling, smart cities, sustainable cities, digitalization of district heating and Positive Energy Districts.
Jakob Zinck ThellufsenJakob Zinck Thellufsen
Jakob Zinck Thellufsen
Jakob Zinck ThellufsenAssociate Professor in Energy Planning and Energy System Modelling at Aalborg University.
Jakob works as an Associate Professor in Energy Planning and Energy System Modelling. He focusses on analyzing and modelling the renewable energy transition at different geographical scales.
Ben KroposkiBen Kroposki
Ben Kroposki
Ben KroposkiDirector, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Colorado, US
Dominik Franjo DominkovicDominik Franjo Dominkovic
Dominik Franjo Dominkovic
Dominik Franjo DominkovicPostdoc at DTU Compute
Dominik is currently a Postdoc at DTU Compute. He deals with the flexibility of energy systems with a focus on demand-response. His work includes holistic modelling of smart energy systems and coupling of different models.
Daniela GuerickeDaniela Guericke
Daniela Guericke
Daniela GuerickeAssistant Professor, DTU Compute and Center Management Assistance at CITIES project, Technical University of Denmark
Daniela's research focusses on optimization under uncertainty in energy systems and logistics. She is part of the CITIES project management and leads the work package on decision-making.
Pierre PinsonPierre Pinson
Pierre Pinson
Pierre PinsonProfessor, DTU Elektro
Pierre is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, an IEEE Fellow and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Forecasting.
Louise KrogLouise Krog
Louise Krog
Louise KrogPhD in Energy Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark
Louise is working as a Post Doc in the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group at Aalborg University, where they are working with an interdisciplinary approach to Sustainable Energy Planning. She holds a PhD in “Strategic Energy Planning” (2019) also from Aalborg University.
Carsten Skovmose KallesøeCarsten Skovmose Kallesøe
Carsten Skovmose Kallesøe
Carsten Skovmose KallesøeChief Engineer at Grundfos and professor and Aalborg University.
Carsten's main interests are within optimal and distributed control for water networks, including water distribution, wastewater, and waterborne heating and cooling.
Shmuel OrenShmuel Oren
Shmuel Oren
Shmuel OrenProfessor, University of of Berkeley, California, US
Dr. Shmuel S. Oren is Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of IEOR at UC Berkeley, He is a co-founder and the Berkeley site director, of PSerc and was member of the CAISO Market Surveillance Committee. He holds a Ph.D in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University.
Olivier CorradiOlivier Corradi
Olivier Corradi
Olivier CorradiCEO, Tomorrow
Olivier is a statistician, data scientist and entrepreneur focussed on finding scalable solutions to climate change and researching how complex system self-organise in order to understand the dynamics of evolution and the emergence of collective behaviour. Founder of Tomorrow.
Rune Grønborg JunkerRune Grønborg Junker
Rune Grønborg Junker
Rune Grønborg JunkerPostdoc at DTU Compute, Technical University of Denmark
Rune is a researcher in the section for dynamic systems at DTU Compute, where he also did his PhD. The core subject of his research is energy flexibility, which he has studied how to model, control and integrate into energy systems.
Karl SperlingKarl Sperling
Karl Sperling
Karl SperlingAss. Professor, Dep. for Development and Planning, Aalborg University
Carsten RodeCarsten Rode
Carsten Rode
Carsten RodeProfessor ved DTU Civil Engineering
Carsten is Professor in building physics and a specialist in the hygrothermal performance of building with respect to energy use, building envelope, indoor environment, climatic exposure, material properties and user interactions.
Giulia De ZottiGiulia De Zotti
Giulia De Zotti
Giulia De ZottiPost doc / energy advisor
Giulia is a Post Doc at DTU Compute and energy advisor at the Danish Energy Agency.
She holds a PhD in applied mathematics and a MSc in electrical engineering. Her expertise includes demand response programs and power system operation.


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09:00AMWelcome by CITIES
09:30AMAchievements and recommendations by Henrik Madsen, Project Manager
09:50AMCoffee break by CITIES
10:00AMCollaboration Experience between DTU and Korea; including research topic of ‘Optimal Operation Strategy of Large-Scale CHP in District Heating System’ by Jong-Bae Park, Professor and Head of Research Center for Innovative Electricity Market Technology, Konkuk University, Korea
10:25AMIntelligent aggregation and markets by Pierre Pinson
10:45AMCoffee break by CITIES
10:55AMMethods for optimal operation and market participation of district heating systems by Anders Andersen, CTO, EMD International, and Daniela Guericke, DTU Compute
11:15AMLeveraging consumers’ flexibility for the provision of ancillary services by Giulia de Zotti, Danish Energy Agency / DTU Compute, Henrik Madsen, DTU, Hanne Binder, Energinet, and Ali Pourmousavi, University of Adelaide, Australia
11:40AMSuggestions for new energy taxes and net tariffs (reports from CITIES Task Force group) by Nina Detlefsen, Chief Analyst, Green Energy, Danish District Heating Association and Jan Hvidbjerg, Lead Analyst, Ørsted
12:00PMLunch by CITIES
01:00PMData-driven methods for characterizing the dynamics of buildings by Carsten Rode, Professor, DTU CIVIL ENGINEERING & Christoffer Rasmussen, PhD at DTU Compute
01:20PMClustering of energy consumption for energy planning by Per Sieverts Nielsen and Xiufeng Liu from DTU Management, and Adam Brun from Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering
01:40PMSmart Cooling – Singapore, Grindsted and the future by Dominik Franjo Dominkovic, Postdoc at DTU Compute and Henrik Thorsen, CEO at Energy Cool
02:00PMCoffee break by CITIES
02:20PMSimulation and planning for the future smart energy system by Karl Sperling, Associate Professor, Jakob Zinck and Louise Krog Elmegaard Mouritsen, Post Doc, Department for Development and Planning at Aalborg University
02:40PMModel predictive control for smart energy systems by John Bagterp Jørgensen, Professor, DTU Compute
03:00PMFlexibility concepts in practice; case study on water towers by Carsten S. Kallesøe, Chief ing., Grundfos and Rune G. Junker, Postdoc at DTU Compute
03:25PMCoffee break by CITIES
03:40PMDemand response solutions and perspectives by Ben Kroposki, Director, National Renewable Energy Lab, Colorado, US
04:15PMMarket Based Mechanisms for Mobilizing Electric Demand Flexibility by Shmuel Oren, Professor, University of Berkeley, California, US and Niclas Brok, PhD student, DTU Compute
04:40PMCITIES and what’s next by Peter Rathje, CEO, ProjectZero, Sønderborg
04:55PMFinal remarks and Farewell by Henrik Madsen, Project Manager and Anne Marie Damgaard, Moderator

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The conference is organized by CITIES - Centre for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems in cities. The centre is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark (formerly by the Danish Strategic Research Council) from 2014 to ultimo 2020.