Radius is the largest power distribution company (DSO) in Denmark, owned by Ørsted, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe. Ørsted employs approximately 6,200 employees and generated DKK 62 billion (EUR 8,2 billion) in revenue in 2016.
Knud Pedersen (born 1955) has an MA in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
Since 2010, Knud Pedersen has been heading Ørsted Distribution, including Ørsted infrastructure activities within power and gas distribution, gas storage and oil transport infrastructure from the North Sea to onshore oil terminal in Denmark.
Radius is legally unbundled from Ørsted with its own board and independent daily management. Radius serves 1 mill. costumers in the Greater Copenhagen area.
From 2005 – 2010 Knud Pedersen was Group Vice President in Ørsted responsible for R&D, innovation and regulatory affairs.
Prior to his posts in Ørsted, Knud Pedersen was a senior civil servant at the Danish Energy Ministry with specific focus on liberalisation and structural reforms in the electricity and gas sectors.
Knud Pedersen is Chairman of The Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance (Danish smart grid association) and Vice Chairman of The Danish Energy Industries Federation. In addition, Knud Pedersen is member of the Danish Industry's Energy and Climate Committee and of various committees within the Danish Energy Association. Knud Pedersen has been chairman of several international task forces on energy policy in the EU and China, and he served as high level Danish representative in EU Council work group negotiating liberalisation of power and gas markets.