12. jul 2017

Facts about district heating

  • Heating for 1.713.449 Danish households is currently supplied by district heating. In total, this corresponds to 64,4 percent of all households.
  • District heating is a transmission system that can be connected to all forms of heat production. Currently, district heating is produced from sources which include: waste, wood chips, straw, wind, solar heating, geothermal energy, natural gas, oil, coal and surplus heat from industry.
  • 52 percent of district heating comes from green energy sources.
  • District heating is legally required to adhere to a principle whereby district heating companies are not permitted to run at a profit. In other words, district heating is non-profit.
  • There is a total of approx. 60,000 km of district heating network piping, 30,000 km inlet and 30,000 km outgoing. It contains about a billion litres of hot water.
    In 2013, district heating plants invested DKK 5 billion in green technologies. This created 6,000 jobs.
  • The Danish District Heating Association (Dansk Fjernvarme) organises more than 400 Danish district heating companies.