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German delegation visit to Denmark

September 18, 2023 - September 20, 2023

Meet German Mayors and Directors from German Stadtwerke in Denmark.

Germany is accelerating the energy transformation process and enabling the implementation of new investments that would help build energy security and independence. The German district heating sector will play an important element in this process. 15-20 mayors and directors from Stadtwerke in Baden-Württemberg and Hessen will visit Denmark to study how to implement more, faster, and better district heating in Germany.

The tour will focus on

– How to organize, finance, build and operate a DH Transmission Company
– Optimization of district heating systems
– Renewables (e.g., biomass, solar, heat pumps, geothermal)
– Heat intelligence
– Practical examples – visits to plants
– Heat mapping
– Cooperation between cities and district heating companies

The tour program

September 18th

10:15 – Arrival in Billund Airport

10:45 – Bus leaves Billund Airport

11:45 –  Arrival at venue:
TVIS DH Transmission Company, Tonne Kjærsvej 11, 7000 Fredericia
+ Workshops

11.45 – District heating regulation in Denmark / The Danish Energy Agency

12.15 – Lunch

13:00 – The role of a DH Transmission Company and ownership model / Jørgen Nielsen, TVIS

13:45 – The role of a DH distribution company + expansion of the DH network + optimization of the system/ Frederik Stjernholm Busk, TREFOR

14:15 – Municipal heat plans / Christina Holmbjørn, Vejle Municipality

15:00 – Q&A session

15:15 – Coffee break

15.30 – The role of the natural gas network in the future? How to close a part of the gas net? / Henrik Jensen, Envida, the national gas distribution company

16:15 – Workshop about New Technical Solutions / several solution providers

18:00 – Bus to Middelfart and check-in hotel
Milling Hotel Park, Viaduktvej 28, DK-5500 Middelfart

19:00 – Dinner with Danish participants
Venue: Milling Hotel Park

September 19th

07:30 – Bus to Assens
Venue: Assens Fjernvarme, Stejlebjergvej 4, 5610 Assens

08:00 – Heat Planning: The role of the municipality of Assens / Mayor Søren Steen Andersen
Introduction and site visit to Assens DH Company (CHP biomass, heat pump, solar PV, metering, efficient and automated operation) /Marc Roar Hintze

10:00 – Bus to Bøjden (ferry)

11:00 – Ferry from Bøjden to Fynshav (snack on the ferry)

12:00 – Bus to Sønderborg District Heating Plant Glansager (TBC)
Venue: Østager 7, Sønderborg

12:15 – Site visit Sønderborg District Heating Plant Glansager (Sønderborg Fjernvarme)
Topics: Solar thermal heating and biomass for heat

13:15 – Bus to ProjectZero
Venue: Videnshuset, Nørre Havnegade 43, 6400 Sønderborg

13:30 – Seminar on how to reach ZeroCarbon in 2029
– Lunch and welcome
– ProjectZero – a local solution to a global problem /ProjectZero
– District heating, the backbone of a carbon neutral heating system /ProjectZero
– Case/Sønderborg Varme
– Case/Danfoss
– Case TBC

16:00 – Bus to Billund Airport. Arrival at 17.30

Participation includes

– Unique networking with high-level German decision-makers planning investments in DH
– Knowledge transfer and showcasing of Danish district heating systems, know-how, and solutions
– Presentation at the District Heating Workshop at TVIS or participation as a co-host in Assens or Sønderborg
– Participate in the full program with up to two representatives
– Bus transfer in Denmark (up to two representatives)
– Participation in 2 x lunches and 1 x dinner
– All planning & coordination by the Danish Embassy and DBDH


DKK 11,500 ex. VAT per company, including one (1) person. DKK 2,500 for one (1) additional participant. The prices are based on co-financing by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Trade Council and require fulfillment of a de-minimis declaration.


Do you want to join?
Please, send Lars Hummelmose a mail at (lh@dbdh.dk)


September 18, 2023
September 20, 2023



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