5. Viegand Maagøe: Utilising heat waste from data centres
Data centers produce a lot of waste heat, and if not taken advantage of, its potential savings are lost. That is why Nordea and Høje Taastrup District Heating wished to establish a project where a heat pump uses heat waste from Nordea’s data center.
This resulted in a project, where Høje Taastrup District Heating establishes and operates a heat pump system which is placed in Nordea’s buildings and is connected to Nordea’s data centre. The waste heat from the data centre which is otherwise ventilated through dry coolers is instead increased in temperature by a heat pump and then the energy from the heat waste can be used for district heating.
This project demonstrates how it is possible to use waste heat effectively, with the heat pump to deliver district heating corresponding to approximately 700 households’ heat consumption.
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