The Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure (CSEI) conducts research on tomorrow’s energy infrastructure from an economic policy point-of-view to ensure a successful transition towards a new sustainable European energy infrastructure based on volatile and largely renewable energy sources.

”The Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure has gradually developed into a supportive platform informing policy-making with a robust economic angle at the heart of energy systems, technology and regulation that enables a swift energy transition.”
Kadri Simson
Commissioner for Energy, European Commission (2022)
”To prepare our energy system for the low-carbon future, our infrastructure needs radical overhaul and expansion. The Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure can help bridge the gap between the status quo and our vision for the future by providing much needed quality research.”
Miguel Arias Cañete
Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, European Commission (2017)

Our Mission

CSEI is established as a European research center at CBS’ Department of Economics and delivers expertise and new knowledge as well as education within energy infrastructure in close cooperation with stakeholders from the sector, the European Commission, and society at large. CSEI is directly supported by the European Commission (DG Energy) and will qualify the discussions at the Commission’s annual Copenhagen Energy Infrastructure Forum. CSEI will analyze the consequences of digitalization of the energy sector and its impact on energy infrastructure, investigate efficient regional decision-making procedures, explore ways to promote public acceptance of energy infrastructure projects, and examine the financial challenges to energy infrastructure projects.

“The work by the CSEI has helped to identify cross-sectoral linkages that impact the way we design, plan, and implement cross-border infrastructure in Europe to the benefit of society overall and will help guide our search for sustainable ways to radically overhaul European infrastructure in a socially just and fair way, while strengthening our competitiveness and the EU’s position as leader in the global fight against climate change.”
Kadri Simson
Commissioner for Energy, European Commission (2022)

Our Strategy

CSEI's 2025 Strategy

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Our Advisory Board

Comprising all Major Donors, the Advisory Board is an exclusive gathering of leaders from the energy industry and high-level policy makers from the European Commission.

In its four annual meetings, the Advisory Board will discuss the latest developments, deliberate on the road map for a sustainable energy infrastructure, and advise the Director of the Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure.