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

Coal represents 30% of the heat in DHF – in two years, it’s zero!

Today, coal represents 30-40 percent of the heat production for the 100,000 households by DHF.

‘The collaboration with Facebook fits super well into our DNA’, says Jan Strømvig. ‘DHF set an ambitious plan to phase out the coal by 2025 but will advance the timeline to 2022, saving the environment almost 400,000 tons CO2 per year. The Tietgen Heat Central and other heat pump systems utilizing heat from wastewater, electric boilers, bio boilers, large energy stores, and a bit of natural gas are solutions displacing the coal in 2022’. Wind-power to pumps and servers The large heat pumps use a lot of electricity to upgrade the surplus heat from the Facebook servers to the DH net explains Lauren Edelman, energy consultant from Facebook. ‘This is why Facebook is investing in wind turbines, and green power from Norway to operate our data center and the heat pumps here’ she says. She emphasizes that Odense was chosen because green power was accessible and so was an opportunity to utilize the surplus heat for DH.

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