Moving surplus heat that has no or very low value in one place to areas with high heat demand creates a flexible energy system
A district heating system utilises centrally produced energy to heat water, which is distributed through pipes to provide heat to local areas. Heat that otherwise has no or very low value in one place, e.g. industrial surplus heat, is transformed into a high value commodity in areas with high heat demand. Utilising surplus heat from energy production and ensuring systems integration between electricity and heat has increased the flexibility of the Danish energy system and been one of the key drivers for reduced energy consumption and CO₂ emissions from the energy sector.
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The Danish utility Aalborg Forsyning plans to create one of the world’s largest sustainable energy reserves. The project will be located in the Danish city Aalborg and will be the first of its size and first to provide hot water at any time needed.
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.
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.
Customized solution and high efficiency Aalborg CSP A/S received the order for turnkey delivery of a customized 1.2 MW integrated electrical heat pump system to Saltum Fjernvarme in Denmark. The system will help increase the reduction of the facility’s natural gas dependency as well as stabilize the energy prices towards the customers. The 1.2MW electrical […]
Matching the customer’s energy needs Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish utility and energy supply company SK Forsyning to deliver the 8 MWth solar heating plant. The solar heating plant is to be integrated with the district heating plant’s new biomass boiler and will supplement the delivery of energy to the plant’s existing […]
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.
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has launched a pilot project together with China’s National Centre for Energy Efficiency (NECC). The project points to a huge potential in cleaner and more efficient district heating in China, which may result in massive climate benefits.
In order to use heat pumps as an asset in the future electric system, there is a current need to develop common international communication standards. This is to ensure that all heat pumps on the market ‘speaks the same language’, meaning that they can be connected and aggregated. Data communication technology at focus HPCOM turns […]
If we are to succeed with the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, there is a need for more flexibility in the energy system. In the project ”Storage of electricity and heat in salt hydrate”, we demonstrate and test the prototype of a new heat battery that is able to store solar energy and […]
Management and control of the power consumption in commercial buildings represents both cost saving and earning potentials. A prerequisite for harvesting the benefits from implementing Smart Grid solutions is access to flexible electricity consumption. Such flexible consumption could potentially be found in commercial buildings that today are operated by a Building Manage System. The aim […]
In a future where energy comes from renewable energy sources, we need to be able to control the electricity consumption, taking into account the fluctuating electricity production. Here, it is an advantage that consumers can actively turn down their electricity consumption or move it to periods when more electricity is produced. Remote controlling of heat […]
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.
Ash from combustion of bio-fuel in power plants contains heavy metals and is currently regarded as a waste product only to be recycled to plantations and cultivated fields in small amounts. ASHBACK aims to improve the economy of bio-fuels by enabling more ash recycling through increased knowledge about both its safety and side effects. Centre […]
Kinetic Biofuel is a partnership between C.F. Nielsen and BioFuel Technology combining biomass briquetting experience with Biofuel experience. The co-operation was initiated through a development program together with the University of Aarhus in Foulum. The development program is supported with funds from the Danish Energy Ministry’s EUDP programme.
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 […]
In the coming two years an EUDP demonstration project will follow the roll-out of smart meters to private consumers in a suburb of Aarhus and public buildings in Randers. The project will shed new light on how the visualization of heat and electricity consumption can affect behaviour at end-user level. Denmark is moving towards a […]
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 aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
Learn from Danish success stories by downloading the Energy Policy Toolkit on Energy Efficiency in Industries Industrial energy efficiency is a clear-cut strategic topic, yet still resides in the periphery of governmental energy strategies. A shift of mind is required, away from words such as ‘costs’ and ‘quick fixes’ and towards a vocabulary of long-term […]
Do something about the energy resources As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expands rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will probably drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources. Our energy resources are concentrated largely in a […]