Case studies of investments in district heating

Denmark | March 2019 - July 2019

As a consequence of the Energy Agreement of 2018 and the government’s strategy of supply, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has carried out a series of analyses on the consequences of removing production and user constraints in the collective heat supply.

The assessment of the consequences of changes to the production constraints was made, amongst other things, by representative case studies, which were carried out by consultants. NIRAS and Ea Energy Analyses were selected to carry out the case studies based on their experiences from the work with the DEA’s advice effort for the plants that received subsidies and will be hit the hardest from the changes.

The work in the project included data collection, model calculations of investments into district heat production and storage, as well as doing reports on results and discussing these with the district heat companies.

The project ran from March to July 2019.