Bornholm – The world’s first energy island
Due to Bornholm’s location in the Baltic Sea, it is possible to isolate the electricity supply from other electric grids, which provides a more accurate data basis.
In addition, Bornholm functions as a complete “mini-community” with its hospital, workplaces, houses, schools and more, making it attractive to do a full-scale experiment.
This means that Bornholm is the perfect test island for green development.
Read more about Bornholm as a test island here.
The Energy Island Bornholm project aims to make Bornholm a meeting point for green energy and development. Including the continuation of the supply of green energy, the possibility of Bornholm as a green refuel station for ships, and establishing a National Centre for Green Energy.
Continuation of the supply of green energy
The establishment of offshore wind farms 20 km south-southwest of Bornholm will in 2030 supply more than 2 GW of energy, corresponding to the consumption of 2 million households.
The energy from the offshore wind turbines will be collected on Bornholm and distributed in the electric grid to pass on to the rest of Denmark and the neighbouring countries. In addition, there is unexploited potential, as Bornholm is ideally located when it comes to the potential 93 GW of wind energy, which is in the Baltic Sea according to the EU. Read more about the potential of Bornholm here. (Presentation in Danish)
Green refuelling station
In the long run, Bornholm could become a green refuelling station to the sixty thousand ships that pass Bornholm annually. With the Power-to-X technology, it is possible to convert green energy into green fuel, which will make it possible to implement green fuels in ships, trucks, tractors, etc. Read more about Bornholm’s potential here. (Presentation in Danish)
National Center for Green Energy
Danmarks Erhvervsfremmebestyrelse has announced that they will provide 27.2 million. DKK in financial support for Bornholm to become a national hub for knowledge regarding green energy. With the establishment of a National Center for Green Energy, Bornholm will be a place for knowledge, development, education and innovation of green solutions. The Innovation House will include a Residential College, where students from DTU (Denmarks technical university), among others, can come to Bornholm and do research and fieldwork together with local, national and international partners. Read more about the establishment of the National Center here. (Article in Danish)