The Danish Energy Agency wants to make it easier for the state, regions and municipalities to manage their energy data and use them to identify possible energy savings. Therefore, they proposed to develop a shared energy database for the public. They asked Viegand Maagøe to perform analyses in order to show the path to the database development.

Client: Danish Energy Agency

The task
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) wanted to examine the need for a shared database to manage energy data that can facilitate progress in energy reduction. The database will make it easier to monitor the organizations’ energy consumption and compare energy consumption with other similar organizations. Therefore, we were asked to analyse the current demands and data sources, and find out how the database can meet the needs of the future.

How we solved the task
We examined how stakeholders acquire access to energy data today and what they desire from the future database. We did this by involving specific experiences from the state, regions and municipalities.

We completed the task by:

  • Conducting technical analyses of current tools
  • Conducting demand assessments, including the technical requirements for the new tool and via workshops
  • Interviewing relevant users in the state, regions and municipalities
  • Process Control
  • Producing reports and other communications
  • Holding the test group meetings with stakeholders
  • Continuing dialogue subsequently

And the result was
The project is an important step forwards the development of energy database. We sharpened the DEA’s knowledge of stakeholders’ current access to energy data and gave them the knowledge of what the public wants from a shared energy database in the future.

Learn more
Jan Viegand, jv@viegandmaagoe.dk or 20 85 80 94