In 2010-2011 Københavns Energi (KE) (now HOFOR) conducted the first phase of an analysis investigating the possibility of establishing a new effective biomass-fired power plant on Amager. The analysis concluded that the economy in establishing a wood chips-fired power plant with high efficiency and high flexibility is good.
It was decided to proceed with analysing a 150 MW thermal grate-fired plant, and a 450 MW thermal CFB plant, which corresponds to approx. 120 and 335 MW heat production. Based on the capacity needs in the district heating system and the overall economy, the final size of the plant was to be determined later.
KE launched phase two of the analysis project. The project aims include:
KE was planning for the cogeneration unit to be in operation by January 2021. Rambøll and Ea Energy Analyses were consultants on the project. A final decision on the plant investment was taken in 2016 .
Ea Energy Analyses contributed with an analysis of how to ensure supply of sustainable wood chips, and a mapping of regulatory requirements. Ea was also responsible for the overall economic calculations of the plant’s profitability and its influence on heating prices.