Municipal climate planning

Strategic energy planning is an important tool in the work of the municipalities to transition to a more flexible energy system with less energy use and more renewable energy.

As a starting point mapping of the current circumstances, potential of energy savings, and potential for use of local energy resources is used.

Through several projects, Ea Energy Analyses has dealt with district heating supply and its close connection to the electricity system, both as a part of broad scenario analyses, and in concrete municipal heat planning. Related to this, Ea Energy Analyses has analysed various options for individual heat supply and estimated the competitive conditions for district heating supply.

With expertise in energy systems and energy efficiency, Ea Energy Analyses has worked with municipal climate planning on several levels.

The DK2020 project

Ea Energy Analyses has supported several municipalities in their participation in the DK2020 project. Here, municipalities commit to develop climate action plans to meet the targets in the Paris Agreement, including having net zero carbon emissions in the municipality as a geographical area by 2050.

In the project, the municipalities work with the same standard for climate planning as is being used by the international cities network C40, ‘The Climate Action Planning Framework’ (CAPF), and further develop it for use in smaller cities and municipalities. The project is supported by Realdania, and the project partners are C40, Concito, KL, and the five regions.

Ea Energy Analyses contributes to the development of the climate action plans of the municipalities by setting up scenarios; typically a baseline scenario, scenarios with national actions, and scenarios with local actions. In addition, the most important local focus areas for bringing down the emissions in the municipality are identified.

On going

The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we are working on.

Scenario tool

In the DK2020 project municipalities pledge to develop and implement climate action plans that meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. Scenarios for reducing greenhouse gases are an..

31 August 2023

Climate plan for Rudersdal

In the DK2020 project municipalities commit to develop and implement climate action plans that live up to the Paris agreement. Rudersdal Municipality has, along with 45 other municipalities,..

30 June 2023

Completed projects

The list of projects below illustrates the types of projects we have been working on.


Support for development of heat plan

At a national level, the political ambition is to phase out gas for indoor space heating by 2035. Today, individual gas boilers cover almost 80% of the heating..

28 February 2023

Climate plan for Holbæk Municipality

Along with 45 other municipalities, Holbæk Municipality has taken part in the second phase of the DK2020 project. With DK2020 the municipalities commit to develop and implement climate..

31 January 2023

Energy, heat, and climate planning in Hillerød

Meeting the national target of a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 requires new policies and a change in regulation at a national level, but it..

13 July 2023

Communal, local heating solutions for Rudersdal and Hørsholm

The municipalities of Hørsholm and Rudersdal have, along with the neighbouring municipalities of Fredensborg and Helsingør, participated in a project with a goal of a fossil free heating..

14 April 2023


Socio-economic consequences of the green transition in Sønderborg

Sønderborg Municipality has a target of having a carbon neutral energy system by 2029. The municipality has already come far, as the emissions was reduced by 52% in..

30 September 2022

Contributions to the 70% reduction target

The Danish municipalities work on energy and climate agendas through the DK2020 project. The purpose of DK2020 is to provide a shared framework for all Danish municipalities, in..

15 August 2022

Strategy for solar energy for Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality

Through their participation in the DK2020 project, Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality (LTM) has made a goal of net zero emission of greenhouse gasses in 2050. This sets a demand for..

15 June 2022

Catalogue of prerequisites for preparation of municipal heating plans

Political agreements from the summer of 2022 entails that the Danish municipalities has to have plans for green heating before the end of 2022. This leaves municipalities and..

4 November 2022

Analyses for the post 2025 climate plan for Copenhagen Municipality

In 2012, Copenhagen Municipality published the climate plan “KBH 2025”, showing the path to reduction of carbon emissions in Copenhagen with the target that the city should be..

12 August 2022

Climate plan for Rødovre

The Danish parliament has committed to an agreement for a binding climate law, to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 70% in 2030 compared to 1990,..

1 August 2022

Climate plan for Gentofte

Along with 45 other municipalities, Gentofte Municipality has become a part of the second phase of the DK2020 project. Through DK2020 the municipalities commit to develop and implement..

8 June 2022


Heating plan for Furesø Municipality

Furesø Municipality takes actions to further the green transition, and the municipality is therefore taking part in the second phase of the DK2020-project. By participating, the municipality commits to..

1 August 2021

Climate plan for Allerød

Meeting the government’s target of 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 requires new policies and a change in regulations on a national basis, but it will..

28 February 2021


Climate plan for Frederiksberg Municipality

Frederiksberg Municipality wishes to take co-responsibility for the green transition, and the municipality has therefore set several ambitious climate objectives as a framework for the work on the..

31 October 2020

Strategic energy plan for Sønderborg Municipality

In this project, Ea Energy Analyses aided Sønderborg Municipality in updating their strategic energy plan. The updated energy plan illuminates how Sønderborg Municipality can become carbon neutral in..

31 October 2020

Alternatives to biomass in the electricity and heat supply

In this project, Ea Energy Analyses investigated the potential for new technologies in the electricity and district heating sectors. The analysis had three main parts An overview of..

31 October 2020

Strategic energy plan for Holbæk Municipality

The Danish government has set a target for reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses by 70% in 2030, compared to 1990. Meeting the target requires new policies and..

30 September 2020

Strategic energy plan for Næstved Municipality

The purpose of the project was to investigate how Næstved Municipality going forward is ensured cheap and environmentally friendly heating that will work for years going forward. As..

31 May 2020

Climate plan Helsingør Municipality 2045

During 2018 and 2019, Ea Energy Analyses assisted Helsingør Municipality in developing an action and climate plan for the municipality towards 2030, based on a wish for a..

18 March 2020

Strategic energy planning in Aarhus

In this project, Ea Energy Analyses provided technical counselling and assistance to the strategic energy planning for Aarhus municipality. The goal of the project was to have a..

30 June 2020


Strategic energy plan for Egedal Municipality

Ea Energy Analyses has aided Egedal Municipality in developing a strategic energy plan. Ea specifically helped with analysing the economics of district heating development compared to individual solutions..

20 December 2019

Climate and sustainability plan for Helsingør Municipality

Helsingør Municipality wishes to be one of the municipalities in Denmark with the smallest carbon footprint per inhabitant. As a result, the municipality has a goal of reducing..

31 March 2019


Strategic Energy Planning for Southern Jutland and South-West Jutland

The transition to a fossil-free energy system by 2050 will require huge investments. Although the overall direction is clear, there is uncertainty as to how the conversion to..

30 June 2018

Analysis of surplus production in Ilulissat

Since the inauguration of the hydro power plant Paakitsoq at Ilulissat in 2012, it has become apparent that the potential for production from the plant is higher than..

31 January 2018


Transition to renewable energy in the Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark has set targets to be a green and innovative metropole and has outlined a strategy of growth and development, where the objective is..

30 June 2015

Strategic energy planning in the Capital Region of Denmark

The Capital Region of Denmark, Local Government Denmark (Capital section) and the 29 municipalities in the region, utilities, knowledge institutions and consultants, as well as the partner organisation..

31 August 2015

Financial support for strategic energy planning and for green pilot projects

Ea Energy Analyses has on behalf of the Danish Energy Agency and Local Government Denmark carried out an evaluation of the financial support for partnerships for strategic energy..

31 December 2015

Scenario analyses and energy balance for Høje-Taastrup

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..

31 December 2015


Strategic energy plan – Frederiksberg

The Frederiksberg Municipality has set a target of reducing CO2 emissions in 2020 by 35 % compared to 2005, and to contribute to Denmark’s goal of independence from..

31 August 2013

Strategic energy planning in the Region of Southern Denmark

The Region of Southern Denmark has launched a cross-organizational cooperation on strategic energy planning in the region. Ea Energy Analyses has assisted the Region in illustrating the perspective..

30 June 2013


Guide on mapping methods for strategic energy planning in the municipalities

Ea Energy Analyses, in collaboration with NIRAS, has prepared a guide in mapping methods and data capture for the Danish Energy Agency, for use in municipal strategic energy planning...

31 January 2012


CO2 projections for the City of Aarhus

Ea Energy Analyses has assisted the City of Aarhus in projecting the city’s CO2 emissions for the purpose of its climate plan ”Klimaplan 2012-2015 – Det intelligente energisamfund”..

30 April 2011