Hoje Taastrup enters into another agreement on surplus heat.

Date: 11/02/2022

By 2023, Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme will have even more surplus heat for its customers.

An agreement has been entered between the data center GlobalConnect and their center at Hørskætten 12. This is the second data center to supply surplus heat to Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme, writes Dansk Fjernvarme.

- We are delighted with the collaboration with Høje Taastrup Fjernvarme so that the surplus heat can heat local households. It makes so much sense all the way around, says Anders Frich Mathiesen, Data Center Manager at Global Connect.

According to Dansk Fjernvarme, the heat from Global Connect's data center at Hørskætten can cover a heat consumption equivalent to 1,500 homes, which also says that the district heating company pays for the investment.

- We have agreed with GlobalConnect that we take the investment of approx. 27 Mio. DKK, and that they supply the surplus heat free of charge. We see it as a sustainable investment in another local energy source, and the gain benefits us all, notes director of Høje Taastrup District Heating, Astrid Birnbaum.

The same model applies to Nordea's data center, where the district heating company has set up a large heat pump adjacent to the server room.

- The experience of operating this plant is good. We look forward to having another large heat pump in operation and thus continue the sustainable development in collaboration with the business community in Høje-Taastrup, says Astrid Birnbaum.

Article translated from Dansk Fjernvarme newsletter.