Danish heating decision could open the floodgates

By District Energy posted 11-07-2017 00:00


Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy


A decision by the Danish Tax Appeals Agency at the beginning of September looks set to enable more data center-fed district heating networks.

Prior to the decision, companies like Facebook and Apple had to pay for supplying heat to district heat networks, so the surplus heat was often wasted.

Ramboll is advising Denmark’s third largest district heating company, Fjernvarme Fyn, to recover surplus heat on a greater scale. According to the engineering consultancy, this represents a major new sales and export potential for Danish companies, as the possibility of copy-pasting this success in other places is far better when a full-scale reference plant can be showcased.

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