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DTU strengthens international advice on sustainable energy
DTU establishes an advisory service called REPLI, which stands for ‘DTU Renewable Energy Policy, Planning, and Integration Advice Group’. REPLI will serve as a single point of access to relevant research areas and competences within sustainable energy.
There is an urgent need for increased advice to the global energy sector. The need was emphasized with the Danish Energy Commission’s new recommendations and—in a wider perspective—to achieve Goal 7 of the UN’s sustainable development goals: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for everyone.
For DTU, providing advisory services to society has always been a core activity. The University provides scientific advice to ministries, government agencies, and international institutions. As well as the industrial sector through public-private partnerships.
DTU has now established an advisory service called REPLI, which stands for ‘DTU Renewable Energy Policy, Planning, and Integration Advice Group’.
The new thing about REPLI is that it provides a single point of access to relevant research areas and competences within sustainable energy. From mapping of sustainable energy resources all over the world to integrating them in the individual country’s energy system, taking into account security of supply, sustainability, and economy.
“Private consultancy firms in Denmark already possess lots of strong competences within the energy sector. REPLI should therefore be seen as a supplement to these commercial consultancy firms, as DTU’s services are always based on the latest research. In this way, we can—to an even higher degree—bring DTU’s overall competences into play in relation to the energy sector,” says Katrine Krogh Andersen, Dean of Research.
Last year, DTU was ranked as Europe’s leading university within energy research—and number two in the world. At the same time, both the World Energy Council and the World Bank have ranked Denmark as the world’s leading nation in sustainable energy supply.
“With these unique strengths as a nation and university, the idea behind DTU’s initiative is also to contribute to increasing Danish exports of technology and knowledge in the energy sector,” concludes Katrine Krogh Andersen.
source: Technical University of Denmark