Published 24. Aug. 2020

EnergyFlexLab – testing of intelligent components and sector coupled systems

About the lab:

EnergyFlexLab consist of more laboratory facilities testing the dynamic interaction between sector coupled systems and components for the future energy system. 

Thus, it is possible to test how much flexibility a given coupled technology between e.g. solar cells, battery systems, heat pump and EV charger will provide to the electrical grid. 

With the new lab environment, the Institute will be able to test the operation of both intelligent energy components and sector-coupled systems under real life dynamic conditions. 

The lab is run by:

  • Danish Technological Institute

Contact: Lars Overgaard


Phone: +45 72 20 12 95

Laboratories being the backbone

The EnergyFlexLab test environment is a platform supported by smart grid and smart energy system knowledge and linked to a range existing state of the art laboratories:

  • Battery lab with accredited safety tests, single cell and pack level lifetime test facilities and Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)
  • Heat Pump labs with testbeds for both small and large heat pumps
  • Energy efficiency labs incl. EnergyFlexHouse and EnergyFlexOffice

All in all, an infrastructure that allows any manufacturer of intelligent and embeddable energy components to have testing performed under realistic and dynamic conditions.

R&D, test, and demonstration 

The EnergyFlexLab supports a wide range of activities such as:

  • Flexibility testing of intelligent components e.g. the optimization of simultaneously operated heat pump, PV inverter and EV charger.
  • Data harvesting from industrial areas, ports, airports, marinas etc. 
  • Data analysis and visualization.
  • Household battery system dynamic testing for annual efficiency, flexibility etc. 
  • Testing of the ability of intelligent components to be controlled / controlled remotely
  • Simulation and models for flexible energy systems to optimize operating economy, combined energy efficiency, climate effect and component life.
  • Knowledge and testing that supports integration with cloud- based solutions such as weather services, electricity market etc.