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CoLab KWP – Networking and visiting Denmark for inspiration

by Linda Bertelsen

DBDH, the German energy agency dena, and the National Competence Centre for Municipal Heat Transition, KWW in Germany, have joined forces with 13 municipalities and districts to inspire and improve the development of KWPs (municipal heat plans) in Germany. The group visited Denmark to get inspiration and new knowledge – and to increase the collaboration between the German participants.  

The group visited Denmark for three days in May 2023 to take inspiration from Danish experiences on heat planning and district heating. The work continues to help the participants and share knowledge and relevant advice with all other German municipalities.

A warm thank you to all Danish hosts and experts who helped the participants discuss surplus heat, how to transition from natural gas to sustainable DH, heat planning for the whole municipality, sector integration, and how to get cheaper heat by helping the electricity system, heat from different types of local and sustainable biomass, and transition a larger city (Copenhagen) step-by-step and through collaboration.

The project is working specifically to address these four topics:

  • A: DH is an energy infrastructure and brings a broader value to the local society
  • B: How to set the scene for a successful heat plan (KWP)
  • C: How to make a KWP step-by-step
  • D: Ownership and organization of district heating

If you have ideas or examples to support this work, please get in touch with Hanne Kortegaard Støchkel, hks@dbdh.dk, or Morten Jordt Duedahl, md@dbdh.dk

To read more about the project funded by the Danish Energy Agency (TFE-grant), click the link below.