The EcoGrid EU project was one of “100 powerful sustainable solutions” (Sustaina 100) presented for high-level decision-makers at the RIO+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro at a special event on June 20th.
The Sustainia Executive Award Committee is in charge of nominating the 100 sustainable projects. In the Committe are Arnold Schwarzenegger (Chair of the Committee), Connie Hedegaard (European Commissioner for Climate Action), Gro Harlem Brundtland (the woman behind the Brundtland Report and the first Rio meeting in 1992) and Dr. Pachauri (Nobel Laureate, Chair of the IPCC).
Kim Behnke, Energinet.dk, Denmark, partner and initiator of EcoGrid EU
– We are grateful to achieve this prestigious position among some of the world's most promising sustainable energy, transport, building and cities projects. Our hope is that the lessons learned from the development of the EcoGrid EU Smart Grid demonstration on the Danish island Bornholm will contribute to global solutions, which can efficiently handle very high amounts of intermittent renewable energy.
Centre for Electric Technology (DTU Elektro), headed by Professor Jacob Østergaard, plays a leading role in the puzzle of making Bornholm the world's first absolute prototype of the future electricity system.
Read more about Sustainia100 here: www.sustainia.me/
Read more about EcoGrid EU here: www.eu-ecogrid.net