12. jul 2017

Danish District Heating Association in the EU and globally

Danish District Heating Association (Dansk Fjernvarme) is a member of the European umbrella organisation Euroheat & Power, which is a network of international supply companies and organisations, primarily from EU countries. 

The supply sector is becoming increasingly EU-regulated (as opposed to before, where it was largely nationally regulated) so it is important that Danish District Heating Association should have a proximity to political decision-making, in order to ensure influence on current and future policy developments within the sector. 

Denmark's position is unique, in both international and European contexts, when it comes to district heating and cooling. The heating requirements of 64 percent of Danish households are provided for by district heating. A mature domestic market like this is an excellent launch pad for the export of district heating products and solutions. 

The climate debate and the desire to reduce imports of fossil fuels from Russia and elsewhere means increased interest in the potential of the district heating and cooling sector, a potential which the Danish district heating sector can exploit in terms of the export of knowledge and technology. In 2025, it is expected that the sector will achieve annual exports of 11 billion Danish kroner (approximately 1.5 billion €).
 

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