Denmark has a long history of using district energy. Today, two-thirds of Danish households are supplied by district heating and the share is as high as 98 per cent in some regions, like Copenhagen.
(via StateOfGreen) Denmark has a long history of using district energy. Today, two-thirds of Danish households are supplied by district heating and the share is as high as 98 per cent in some regions, like Copenhagen:
How did we get here – and what does the future hold? The story started in 1973, where high energy prices made Denmark focus on fuel independence and energy efficiency. In the 80’s, Danish national heat planning took place throughout the country, including zones with the purpose of establishing efficient, low-emission energy systems. Throughout the 90’s, a range of subsidies were introduced to support district energy and renewable energy.
In 2019, the ambitious political target of a 70 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030 was announced. It is expected that 100 per cent of Danish district energy will be supplied by green sources by 2030.
This White Paper draws on competencies built up through more than 100 years of experience with district energy in Denmark and around the world. It highlights some of the main learnings to consider when wanting to expand the use of district energy, such as the system, regulatory framework, planning, efficiency and flexibility of energy source, storage and future perspectives, by including relevant cases from around the world.