Use of surplus heat from data centre in Høje Taastrup

Balmorel: Power system model | September 2019 - December 2020

This project is about setting up a heat pump system connected to a future data centre in Høje Taastrup. The heat pump will be using surplus heat generated from the cooling of the data centre to produce heat for the district heating grid.

A part of the project concerns ensuring that the heat pump system can deliver to both the distribution grid of Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme and the transmission grid for VEKS at a higher temperature. This sets certain demands for the heat pump technology.

Ea Energy Analyses assists with calculations on dispatch of heat production with the energy systems model Balmorel to shed light on how the heat pump system can be integrated in the district heating grid. The analyses are carried out for the time period 2020-2040, and data assumptions for this period has been set up for, amongst other things, technical data for production units in the Greater Copenhagen district heating system, heat prognoses, fuel prices, electricity prices and prices for CO2 quotas.

The project runs from September 2019 to the end of 2020 and is carried out in cooperation with PlanEnergi for VEKS and Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme.