Danish District Heating Association (Dansk Fjernvarme) was founded in 1957 with the aim of organising Danish district heating companies; facilitate cooperation between these members and to promote their interests towards authorities and other organisations.
Danish District Heating Association has a little more than 400 members all over Denmark. 55 are municipally owned district heating companies, which deliver around two thirds of all district heating, and the others are predominantly consumer owned cooperatives. Members supply 63 % of Danish households (1.6 million) with district heating, covering around half the demand for space heating demand in all buildings. 52 % of delivered district heating is green, sustainable heat.
Danish District Heating Association is financed by member’s fees, which are calculated on the basis of members heat sales. Income from member’s fees was €3.1 million in 2013. Further income is generated by meetings, training courses, publishing, projects etc. Total turnover in 2013 was almost €6.8 million.
Danish District Heating Association promotes the interests of the members in a visible and efficient manner, aiming for environmental protection, energy efficiency and security of supply, and with due consideration to the economy and the district heating consumers. That is done by:
- Influencing rules and conditions of production, transmission, distribution and sales of district heating in Denmark
- Ensuring development of the district heating sector
- Gathering knowledge about district heating
- Disseminating knowledge through meetings, training courses etc.
- Information activities
- Inspiring members to develop strategies and act strategically
- Uniting district heating stakeholders in Danish District Heating Association
- Solving common problems among members
- Providing service to members
Danish District Heating Association is an active and visible stakeholder in the Danish energy sector.