Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure

Major Funders

CSEI is funded by a group of major funders, but will extend partnerships to more partners within industry, public sector and research institutions.

The group of major funders comprises of the following partners:


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) is a fund management company focused on energy infrastructure including offshore wind, onshore wind, solar PV, biomass and waste-to-energy, transmission and distribution, and other energy assets. CIP is headquartered in Copenhagen and has 75 employees. The company was founded in 2012 by senior executives from the energy industry in cooperation with PensionDanmark. Today, CIP manages four funds and works in close cooperation with international institutional investors to drive the development of the global energy infrastructure. See more: 



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GASCADE operates a Germany-wide long-distance gas pipeline network of about 2,400 kilometers in length connecting Germany directly to Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The company’s activities are centered around providing transparent, customer-friendly access to this transport system. Located at the heart of Europe and connected not only to the major transit lines from Russia and the North Sea but also to the European natural-gas trading points, GASCADE’S infrastructure has become a hub for European gas transport. See more:



Tennet  Stattnet  Energinet

TenneT, Statnett and Energinet participate jointly in the Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure. The three companies are transmission system operators (TSOs) with responsibility for secure and reliable operation of the electricity grids in their areas. Energinet is also responsible for the transmission of gas in Denmark. The TSOs are working together with CSEI to help meet the challenges of a future decarbonised energy system. See more:



Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, helping to pioneer a sustainable future across the globe. Being one of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis and efficient application of electrical energy. In infrastructure and industry solutions, the company plays a pioneering role. With a history spanning more than 170 years, Siemens today employs around 377,000 people in more than 200 countries/regions. See more:


Rambøll Fonden

Rambøll Fonden (herafter called Ramboll Foundation) was established in 1972 by the founders of Ramboll. Børge Johannes Rambøll and Johan Georg Hannemann and three other partners. It was their wish to ensure long-term existence of the company for the benefit of the Ramboll Group employees.
The Ramboll Foundation is the main owner of Ramboll Group A/S. The Foundation is the majority shareholder in the Ramboll Group and owns more than 97.7% of the shares. The remainder are owned by Ramboll employees. See more:



GD4S is a European association between the leading natural gas distributors in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Romania. Together, they represent 27.4  million customers in Europe (around 20% of the European market). GD4S is committed to safely distributing natural and renewable gas to consumers. GD4S believes that natural gas is a sustainable alternative fuel for transport, biomethane makes natural gas renewable and the already existing and highly flexible gas networks are immediately available to distribute and store renewable energies. GD4S is therefore committed in raising the voice of Gas-only DSOs in the European Debate, providing expertise with regards to decarbonisation policies, contributing to the development of Gas Market Design and unlocking the potential of renewable gas and gas grids. See more:



TransnetBW operates the transmission network in Baden-Württemberg. Its legal task is to guarantee system security at all times. TransnetBW monitors and continually operates the electricity flows within Baden-Württemberg as well as the electricity exchange with neighbouring distribution and transmission network operators. The company is the owner of the transmission network infrastructure and is responsible for maintenance and the development of the network in line with requirements. The 380/220-kV power circuit owned by TransnetBW is about 3,200 kilometres long and provides an area of 34,600 km². The transmission network is available to all players in the electricity market without discrimination and at fair and transparent conditions. With around 800 employees, TransnetBW will achieve an annual turnover in excess of six billion Euros. See more: 


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