HOT|COOL NO. 2/2020 - "Decarbonizing"


Investing in electric kettles – or electrical driven boilers as they are called this size – are an important part of the CTR’s CO 2 neutral strategy combining heat and electricity systems using wind turbines. Read this article and find out why! By Jan Hindsbo, Vice Director, CTR (The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company)

Once upon a time… In 1984 the municipalities of Frederiksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Copenhagen, and Taarnby, in the Greater Copenhagen Area, joined forces to implement and operate a united district heating system: The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company known as CTR - now aiming to be CO 2 neutral in 2025.

The main part of the 18.000 TJ/year of heat from CTR is delivered by Combined Heat and Power plants (CHP), and waste-to-energy plants characterized by low variable cost but relatively large investments.

Today the large CHP plants are converted from coal to biomass (via long-term capacity contracts with Ørsted, and HOFOR Energy Production).

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