HOT|COOL NO. 1/2020 - "How to District Energize your City"

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By Anders Hasselager, Project Manager, Gate 21 and Lars Gullev , CEO, VEKS (Energy Company west of Copenhagen).

Looking into the future Lars Gullev, CEO at VEKS, explains: “We are looking into a future energy system with far more wind power and less combined heat and power (CHP) production from CHP plants. A system that must be fossil-free, but in the long term also reduces the current level of sustainable biomass in the electric and cogeneration sectors. In the future, biomass - including biogas - will be used increasingly in the transport sector. The strategic energy planning, initiated in the Capital Region of Denmark, will contribute to realizing the fossil-free energy system of the future.” Analyses indicate electricity becoming the dominant source of energy interacting with district heating – andmore electricity will be produced by wind turbines and solar cells. To accommodate more of this fluctuating energy, a flexible and integrated sectoral linked energy system is essential. Here, the EPT33 municipalities have the strengths to create the energy system of the future. The hard part is finding the right areas for energy production.

Cross Border Energy (EPT33) The parties behind the ambitious project for improving a sustainable energy conversion. are the Capital Region, all 29 municipalities in the Capital Region, four from the Region Zealand, and 11 District Heating companies (waste, district heating, natural gas) in the Greater Copenhagen area. The project is named Cross Border Energy (hereafter referred to as EPT33).

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