Project Details


The purpose of EFFORT (Electrification and Flexibility provision from Green PORT North) is to ensure successful development of Hirtshals Port through intelligent use of data for controlling the energy usage. Data is used for analyses of existing consumption and energy production and possible scenarios and management methods for future expansion of the port. A local data hub is built with associated IT infrastructure to obtain necessary data. Requirements for data for forecasting, optimization of green electricity consumption, flexibility, electricity grid capacity and services for electricity markets with help of intelligent management are analyzed along with possibilities for sector coupling at the port. The analyses help to assess a suitable transition for expected development at the port. A roadmap based on technical analyses is drawn up at the end of the project, giving Greenport North, Hirtshals Port and Nord Energi Net A/S guidelines for future development of necessary infrastructure and a basis for development of a symbiosis network and a local energy system at the port. The set up roadmap for sector coupling, provision of flexibility and symbiosis from industry in a local area, can be utilized at other industrial areas in cities and at ports both in Denmark and worldwide
Short titleEFFORT
Effective start/end date01/01/202331/01/2025

Collaborative partners

  • Green Port North
  • Port of Hirtshals
  • Center Danmark
  • Nord Energi Net A/S
  • Centrica Energy Trading A/S
  • PlanEnergi
  • EMD International A/S
  • Danish Technological Institute


  • Elforsk: DKK8,153,825.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • multi-energy systems
  • flexibility
  • hosting capacity
  • demand response
  • industry and ports


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