International conference on Green Digitalization

Kolding & Online

10 November 2020 - Click for streaming link
Attend online or in person - Live streaming all day!.

About the international conference on Green Digitalization

Join us for a conference focusing on the latest advances of green digitalization within energy.

The international conference on Green Digitalization 2020 is organized by three of the leading research consortia in Denmark: CITIES - Centre for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems (in cities), DiCyPS - Center for Data-Intensive Cyber-Physical Systems and FED - Flexible Energy Denmark.

The conference programme includes a range of Danish and international presentations focusing on the present state and future potential of green digitalization – data collection, management and analysis to flexibility and balance of the energy system to the benefit of consumers, DSOs, TSOs, etc. – and, most of all, to the benefit of the environment.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

The conferences will only be carried through with in-person attendance if this is justifiable with regards to current conditions regarding COVID-19. Participants are responsible for keeping up-to-date with the current situation/restrictions, and the organizers are in no way liable for any expenses for transport, accommodation etc. if the conference is transformed to a 100% virtual event.


Kokbjerg 30
DK-6000 Kolding


In case of questions, please contact:
Heidi Hyre-Fenneberg

Date & Time

10 November 2020

Registration deadline

Registration deadline for in-person attendance: 5 November 2020 at 4PM
Registration deadline for online attendance: 9 November 2020 at 12 noon

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

No-show fee (in-person attendance)

Please note that in case of cancellation of your in-person attendance later than Friday 6 November at 12 noon, you will be subject to a no-show fee of DKK 400+VAT.


The agenda includes presentations by a range of Danish and international experts on green digitalization, including members of the International Advisory Boards of CITIES, DiCyPS and FED

Anders Høeg NissenAnders Høeg Nissen
Anders Høeg Nissen
Anders Høeg NissenModerator
Anders Høgh Nissen is famous for his work as the host of the radio programme Harddisken on Danish national radio station P1 until 2017. He still works within communication on technology, science and the future, including as podcaster, keynote speaker and moderator.
Francesco FuscoFrancesco Fusco
Francesco Fusco
Francesco FuscoResearch Scientist
Francesco Fusco is currently a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Ireland in Dublin.
Peter HermansPeter Hermans
Peter Hermans
Peter HermansDGA
Peter Hermans is DGA at Valcre BV. He was formerly CTO at Stedin and has worked within developing strategy, business programs and road maps of the Dutch utility sector for more than 15 years.
Mark O'MalleyMark O'Malley
Mark O'Malley
Mark O'MalleyResearch Fellow and Director
Mark O’Malley is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin. In 2020 he completed a three-year assignment as Chief Scientist, Energy Systems Integration at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA.
Brian Vad MathiesenBrian Vad Mathiesen
Brian Vad Mathiesen
Brian Vad MathiesenProfessor
Brian Vad Mathiesen is a Professor at the Department of Planning at Aalborg University.
Andrew KeaneAndrew Keane
Andrew Keane
Andrew KeaneDirector
Andrew Keane er Director ved Energy Institute ved University College Dublin.
Henrik MadsenHenrik Madsen
Henrik Madsen
Henrik MadsenProfessor at the Technical University of Denmark and IP of the CITIES project.
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.
Peter RathjePeter Rathje
Peter Rathje
Peter RathjeCEO of ProjectZero in 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.
Kim Guldstrand LarsenKim Guldstrand Larsen
Kim Guldstrand Larsen
Kim Guldstrand LarsenProfessor
Kim Guldstrand Larsen is Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University and Head of Center of DiCyPS
Peter StentoftPeter Stentoft
Peter Stentoft
Peter StentoftPhD candidate | Data scientist and software developer Krüger A/S
Peter handed in his PhD with DTU Compute and Krüger A/S two months ago. The PhD develops new data-driven methods to control wastewater treatment plants. He now continues the work as data scientist and software developer in Krüger A/S.
Kim BehnkeKim Behnke
Kim Behnke
Kim BehnkeHead of Development
Mr. Kim Behnke, Head of Development at Danish District Heating Association since 2015. Head of R&D at Energinet 2002-2014.
Anders StougeAnders Stouge
Anders Stouge
Anders StougeDeputy Director General
Anders Stouge is Deputy Director General at the Danish Energy Association.
Tilman WeckesserTilman Weckesser
Tilman Weckesser
Tilman WeckesserConsultant, MSc Engineering, Ph.d. - Danish Energy
Tilman is consultant at Danish Energy in the Grid technology department. His is working on investigating the impact of electric mobility and energy communities on the distribution grid as well as statistical analysis of fault data.


The schedule will be continuously updated and may be subject to change.

08:00AMBreakfast by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
08:30AMWELCOME AND PROGRAM by Anders Høeg Nissen, Moderator
08:50AMKeynote: Energy Systems Integration, Global Power Systems Transformation by Mark O'Malley, Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin
09:20AMKeynote: Roadmap for achieving the 70 per cent 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target in Denmark by Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor at the Department of Planning at Aalborg University
09:50AMBreak by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
10:00AMGOFLEX DOMS – Distribution Observability Management Systems by Francesco Fusco, Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Ireland
10:30AMDistribution Network Characterisation: Visibility and Operation by Andrew Keane, Director of Energy Institute at University College Dublin
11:00AMCoffee break by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
11:10AMInspirational cases: Impact of Energy Communities on Distribution Grids & Opportunity: Flexible control of wastewater treatment plants by Tilman Weckesser, Consultant, MSc Engineering, Ph.d. at Danish Energy and Peter Stentoft, business PhD. at Krüger A / S and Veolia Water Technologies
11:40AMMarket Flexibility for DSOs (Challenges and solutions) by Peter Hermans, DGA at Valcre BV
12:10AMLunch by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
01:00PMReshaping the energy system through Electrification, Decentralization & Digitalization by Anders Stouge, Deputy Director General of the Danish Energy Association
01:30PMEnergy Aware Buildings – Modelling, Analysis and Optimization using Model Checking and Machine Learning by Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University
02.00PMBreak by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
02.10PMCities as front-runners in the green transition by Peter Rathje, CEO of ProjectZero
02:40AMDigitalized District Heating and sectorial integration by Kim Behnke, Head of Development at the Danish District Heating Association
03:10PMCoffee Break by CITIES, DiCyPS & FED
03:30PMData management and governance by Peter Hermans, DGA at Valcre BV
04:00PMIntegrated modelling, forecasting and control for the future low carbon society by Henrik Madsen, Professor at the Technical University of Denmark
04:30PMConcluding remarks by Anders Høeg Nissen, Moderator