Heat Plan Denmark 2010 is an update of Heat Plan Denmark 2008 and confirmes how the sector has reduced the CO2 emission in Denmark since 1980 and how this development can continue in a cost effective way to an almost CO2 neutral heating sector in 2030.
The study is based on an overall least cost evaluation of the best existing technology taking into account the interaction between buildings, district heating and the power system with a large share of wind energy.
It provides recommendations to the central administration, to municipalities, to district heating companies and to consumers on how to continue the development of the heating sector in the most cost effective way towards a CO2 neutral society in a sustainable way, mainly:
- to increase the market share of District heating from 50 % to 70%
- to supply 70% of all new buildings with district heating
- to supply 30 % with heat pumps
- to encourage end-users to save heat and reduce the return temperature
- to use more renewable energy, such as waste to energy with fluegas condensation, biofuel CHP, large scale solar heating, geothermal energy and electric boilers and heat pumps to absorb surplus wind energy
The study has been elaborated by Ramboll in association with Aalborg University.
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Contributors to this solution
Amager Resource Centre
Every day of the year we relieve the inhabitants and companies of the five capital municipalities Dragør, Frederiksberg, Hvidovre, Copenhagen and Tårnby of their waste and supply heat and electricity to their households in return. In total this amounts to 435,000 tons of waste which is converted into electricity and
Danish Board of District Heating (DBDH is a private organisation representing the leading actors of the Danish district energy sector, including: Heat and combined heat and power production companies and waste incineration companies Heat transmission and distribution companies Private consulting companies, R&D institutions and training institutes Manufacturing companies
Danish District Heating Association
The aim of the organisation is to influence Danish energy policy and to maintain the leading position of district heating in the heating market.
Danish District Heating Association represents more than 400 district heating companies in Denmark. These companies supply 98 % of the district heating sold in Denmark
Frederiksberg Forsyning is the local utility company in Frederiksberg. The core of our work is to ensure that our cusomers recieve secure and safe access to climate-friendly water and energy of high quality. We do this through supply of domestic gas, tap water, district cooling and -heating, production of wind
The City of Frederiksberg is a modern, metropolitan local authority with the characteristics of a major city. First and foremost, however, is a residential area with all service provisions included. The many parks and leisure facilities in the city provide the Capital with a green oasis characterised by a special
Aalborg University is a key player in energy- and environmental research and education in Denmark. Through cooperation with companies and academia we generate sustainable solutions and meet global challenges. Aalborg University is a young and modern university with high standard facilities, teaching and research. The University excels in all major