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District energy

District heating


Amager Bakke

22. May 2018

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Across the globe, citizens are increasingly migrating from rural to urban centres. Furthermore, young urban dwellers are choosing to remain in the city, rather than electing to move to the suburbs when starting a family. This calls for innovative redesign of the modern cityscape – also in Copenhagen.

CopenHill (Amager Bakke) is Denmark's newest and cleanest combined heat and power waste-to-energy plant. It is located close to the city centre and successfully realises an ambitious vision of combining a green waste-to-energy plant with a recreational area.

Inside, the entire energy plant is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year converting waste from Copenhagen households and companies to inexpensive, green district heating and electricity for the capital area.
On the roof slope, citizens have the opportunity to engage in alpine sports activities, or simply enjoy the spectacular view of the city.
The façade of the building will feature the world’s tallest climbing wall, increasing the liveability of the city.

Finally, the CopenHill waste-to-energy plant contributes to Copenhagen's ambitious goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2025. It produces heat for 160,000 households and electricity for 62,500 residences.