Skaerbaek Power Station has been opened by Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary and is now set to supply green district heating to the country’s Triangle Region.
The plant has been modernised to end use of coal and gas as feed sources.
“With the participation of The Crown Princess, we’ve now marked the completion of an extensive conversion. Skaerbaek Power Station has been given a new and greener life, which will benefit residents in the Danish Triangle Region and contribute to Denmark’s green transformation,” commented Executive Vice President and CEO of Bioenergy & Thermal Power, Thomas Dalsgaard.
Built in 1951, the power station used coal as fuel. In 1997, it was converted to gas, and it’s now been converted to using wood waste from sustainable forestry.
“By switching to sustainable wood chips, we’re reducing Skaerbaek Power Station’s annual carbon emissions by about 250,000 tonnes. This is equivalent to the annual carbon emissions from more than 125,000 cars,” says Thomas Dalsgaard.
The move will contribute to the Danish goal of reducing carbon emissions from heat and electricity generation by 96 per cent in 2023 compared to 2006.
Skaerbaek Power Station produces enough district heating to cover the annual consumption of approximately 60,000 Danish households in the Triangle Region and supplies green power to the Danish power grid.