Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate – Ministerial Institutions

The Ministry consists of the Department, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Danish Energy Agency, the Danish Geodata Agency, the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority and Energinet.dk.

The Department

The Department acts as advisors to the Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate and carries out the policy work of the Ministry in cooperation with the ministerial institutions. The Department is primarily responsible for the coordination and development of domestic climate, energy and building policy, Denmarks participation in international climate and energy forums and the EU as well as, inter-ministerial coordination. The Department consults with ministerial institutions when in need of expert advice.

Ministerial institutions

The Danish Energy Agency is responsible for the entire range of tasks linked to energy production, supply, transportation and consumption, including energy efficiency and savings as well as Danish national CO2 targets and initiatives to limit emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Agency negotiates and implements international agreements. The Agency supports as well initiatives on building-policy aimed at increasing the productivity and quality of buildings as well as improving their operation and maintenance with focus on sustainable building. The Agency also collaborates with the building sector to establish a good framework for the industry.

 

The Energy Agency operates in close cooperation with the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).

Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP)

 

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP) supports the development and demonstration of new energy technologies. The programme was established by an act of Parliament in 2008 and is led by an independent board of directors nominated by the Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate. Administration of the EUDP is carried out by the Energy Agency.

GEUS – The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

 

GEUS – The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland is an independent Danish research and advisory institution operating in the areas of environmental geology, water resources, energy and mineral resources. GEUS collects and stores data and is responsible for research, consultancy and communication related to the exploitation and protection of the natural geological resources of Denmark and Greenland.

 

DMI – The Danish Meteorological Institute provides meteorological services in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the surrounding waters and airspace. Meteorological services include forecasting and warnings and the monitoring of weather, climate and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, on land and at sea. The Institute carries out Denmark's international meteorological obligations and is the point of contact for exchanging information internationally.

Energinet.dk

Energinet.dk is an independent, state-owned company that owns Denmark's electrical and natural gas grid. It also maintains a supply of natural gas. Energinet.dk's primary responsibility is to control and maintain the national electrical transmission grid and the national gas distribution grid.

Energitilsynet

The Danish Energy Regulatory Authority regulates the Danish markets for electricity, natural gas and district heating. In the electricity market, the regulation focuses on the network companies. The Authority sets the allowed price for electricity companies with an obligation to supply. In the natural gas market, the regulation also focuses on the network companies. The Authority also sets the price for natural gas supplied by the natural gas companies with an obligation to supply.

Latest update: 19. March 2014