Ringsted District Heating Company (DHC), a large district heating utility in Denmark, has reduced its reliance on fossil fuels by 97% after installing an innovative heat recovery system using heat pumps. The heat pumps – built with oil-free compressor technology – recover surplus heat from the plant’s equipment that would otherwise be wasted.
This is a significant step forward for the utility, and for district heat suppliers everywhere looking to provide more efficient, environmentally friendly heat.
Traditionally, district heating networks have relied on fossil fuel-sourced heat generation to supply consumers with comfort space and water heating. But with regulation and costs growing, district heat plants are turning to renewable energy and innovative technology like electric heat pumps and heat recovery – to reduce their environmental impact and give consumers an affordable price.
In this article, we will examine Ringsted DHC’s new system, and how implementing new heat pump technology has enabled the station to hit key heat efficiency and decarbonization goals. We’ll also explore how oil-free technology is paving the way for greener, more efficient district heating.
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