FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
On this page, we list and explain the most frequently asked questions about GESEK and our focus in what we do – and their answers.
If you have a question that you cannot find an answer to on this page, do not hesitate to contact us.
For clarity, the page is divided into different themes.
Is it at all realistic to base the energy consumption of the future on green energy?
It is definitely realistic. In May 2022, the heads of government from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain signed the so-called ‘Esbjerg Declaration’. It sets a direction that will turn the North Sea into Northern Europe’s biggest energy supplier. The joint ambition of the North Sea countries is to increase the total production capacity for offshore wind to 65 GW by 2030 and to165 GW by 2050. This means that in less than 30 years, wind from the North Sea will produce twice as much electricity as all coal-fired power plants in the entire EU do today.
But although we produce a lot of renewable energy in that we, we must develop better methods for storing electricity and converting it into other forms of energy such as liquid fuels, gases and heat, so that energy can be moved and stored for days when the wind is not blowing, and solar cells do not get enough sunlight. We take up that challenge positively and will solve it!
How is GESEK financed?
GESEK is primarily financed by project funds granted.
In 2022, GESEK received a grant of 105 million DKK from Denmark’s Business Promotion Board to initiate a number of test and demonstration projects and to attract and develop a qualified workforce that can power the green transformation of the energy sector in Southern Jutland. Most funds came from EU REACT; funds that were set aside for the recovery of business activity after the corona crisis.
GESEK will be preparing other application funds in future to obtain additional funding – and currently there are several relevant funds available.
What does GESEK stand for?
GESEK stands for Green Energy and Sector Coupling