Strategic district energy planning may provide increased energy efficiency, cost savings, flexibility of fuels and increased security of supply
Strategic district energy planning is paramount for any country’s green energy transition. Denmark adopted its first Heat Supply Act in 1979, which included a vast public heating plan that allowed for financing of a collective district heating infrastructure. An obligatory connection was introduced to ensure a sufficient customer base, all planned with socio-economic benefits in mind. This resulted in energy efficiency, cost savings, flexibility of fuels and increased security of supply and today, the district energy system covers 80 percent of Denmark’s heat demand.
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The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
Light rail transit is making its entry in the bigger cities of Denmark, and in the capital area a new light rail is scheduled to open in 2025 with 29 stations between the cities Ishøj and Lyngby. The light rail system is a comprehensive project, as a large number of pipelines will have to be rerouted to make way for the 28-kilometer light rail stretch.
Danish district energy has an abundance of positive effects that all support the green transition, while keeping the population warm. The updated State of Green White Paper highlights the inspiring cases in district energy with a strong global potential.
The cities of the future are equipped with sustainable, intelligent, and flexible energy solutions. In Svanemølleholmen, the newest part of the sustainable urban area of Nordhavn in Copenhagen, HOFOR is planning a combined district heating and cooling plant. The plant will also house a sewage pump station.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
The London suburb of Wembley Park is well known to football fans. Currently undergoing extensive regeneration, the suburb is being transformed into a best in class example of how district heating can supply urban areas with efficient, affordable and sustainable energy.
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
OUTPUT FROM THERMAL INSPECTIONS: New computer software has made it possible to present the thermal data acquired by drones in an easily accessible web solution using a common internet browser. All data is analysed and categorized, and placed on a web-server in the cloud. The hot spots in the pictures are divided into categories.
Denmark’s second largest city Aarhus can look forward to even more environmentally friendly district heating after it was announced that the city’s local government has signed a declaration of intent with one of Denmark’s largest companies, Mærsk, to develop the country’s largest geothermal energy plant.
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
Project approval of heat projects in Denmark The Danish district heating legislation is set out in the Heat Supply Act that regulates the heating sector and provides local authorities (i.e. municipalities) with the power to engage in local heat planning, make decisions on energy infrastructure and on which resources is to be prioritized. The legislation […]
The Danish Energy Model has shown that it is possible to sustain economic growth and a high standard of living while reducing fossil fuel dependency and mitigating climate change. This has been achieved through persistent and active energy policy with ambitious renewable energy goals. The foundation of the low-carbon transition is threefold: energy efficiency, renewable energy […]
The most advanced and flexible energy modelling software packageenergyPRO is a modelling software package for combined techno-economic analysis and optimisation of complex energy projects with a combined supply of electricity and thermal energy (steam, district heating or cooling). In energyPRO you can model virtually any type of technologies from well-known, fossil fuel based production units to […]
Thermal Active Building Systems (TABS) Funded by ELFORSK Project Manager: COWI Participants: Spænsom Department for Buildings and indoor Climate at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU BYG, ICIEE) Middelfart Sparekasse Budget for two projects with the same purpose: PSO: DKK 1,250,000 and DKK 279,899 Total: DKK 1,865,671 and DKK 414,149 Completion: 4th quarter 2011 Results: […]
iPower is a strategic platform where universities and industrial partners consolidates innovation and research activities for the purpose of developing intelligent control of decentralized power consumption. It is an ongoing task in iPower to produce the right tools to manage millions of flexible consumption units, as well as to uncover methods of operation in search […]
During 2008 and 2009 more than 75 leading Danish energy specialists analyzed the areas’ opportunities and challenges and created the ProjectZero 2029 masterplan, concluding that Sonderborg can achieve ZEROcarbon by 2029. Key issues: Massive focus on smart use of energy. Lowering consumption by energy efficiency improvement is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 40% compared […]
Copenhagen assumes its share of the responsibility for climate change with the CPH 2025 Climate Plan. We want to show that it is possible to combine growth, development and increased quality of life with the reduction of CO2 emissions. It is all about finding solutions that are smarter, greener, healthier and more profitable. And by 2025 we will be able […]
The City Council of Aarhus has adopted a set of holistic, political goals concerning the climate and the environment of the city. This means that all plans and policies in the City of Aarhus must consider their potential environmental impact. The central strategy within the framework of this holistic approach is the ambitious and tangible […]
The project, which is financed by the Danish Energy Research Programme EUDP, develops design of district heating and block heating as a cost efficient way of reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions in new and existing buildings. The objective is to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions related to the heating of buildings by […]
Bornholm has the goal of becoming a sustainable, carbon-neutral island that is fully self-sufficient with renewable energy. The Regional Municipality of Bornholm adopted an Energy Strategy in 2008 to map out how the Bornholm community can completely phase out its use of fossil fuels. The strategy’s strength is its dynamism and the fact that it […]
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 […]