In January 2014, the municipality of Høje-Taastrup initiated the project “Høje-Taastrup Going Green” with financial support from the Danish Energy Agency for strategic energy planning. The aim of the project was to analyse and demonstrate, how an “ordinary municipality” (local government) can realise a transition to renewable energy within the electricity, heating, and transport sectors, while population and the number of jobs are rising.
The project was carried out in a broad partnership between the municipality, neighboring municipalities, supply companies, knowledge institutions, and private companies. Ea Energy Analyses was a project partner, and assisted the municipality of Høje-Taastrup with the preparation of an energy balance and scenario analysis of the future development.
To shed light on various energy futures, three development scenarios were developed, namely a baseline scenario, an energy saving scenario, and a supply scenario. As an integrated part of the scenarios, a socio-economic analysis was conducted. The time horizon for the scenarios stretches from 2014 to 2035 and with perspectives for 2050. The energy balance was prepared using the Danish Energy Agency’s tool for strategic energy planning.