On Monday, September 21st, DBDH had the honor to receive the visit of a Japanese delegation as part of their four-day trip to Denmark. Led by Mr. Tetsunari Iida, Executive Director at the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), the following entities comprised the peer group: Mr. Kazuyuki Tani, Mayor of Shimokawa Town; Mr. Hidemi Mitsuhashi, Managing Director at Mitsuhashi-nosan Corporation; Mr. Daisuke Kawashima, Managing Director at Shimokawa-unyu Corporation; Mr. Yuji Takahashi, Director of Biomass Strategy Office at the Shimokawa Town Office; Mr. Shigeya Onoki, CEO at Taisho Kaneyama Farm Co.; Mr. Keizo Shirahara and Mr. Hirofumi Ebara from Nishiawakura Village Office; Mr. Kohei Izutsu, CEO at Sonraku Energy Inc.; Mr. Hideki Furukawa from Energy & Environment Create Laboratory Inc.; Mr. Masaki Takekawa, CEO at Fumotopara Co.; Ms. Tomoko Koyanagi from the Energy Division at Watami Farm & Energy Co.; Mr. Takanobu Aikawa, Guest Researcher at ISEP; Mr. Hironao Matsubara, Chief Researcher at ISEP; Mr. Hideki Morihara, Project Researcher at ISEP; and Ms. Izumi Tanaka, Senior Commercial Officer for Energy and Environment at the Royal Danish Embassy in Japan.
The study group was keen to learn more about district heating technologies and management. More specifically, district heating based on biomass and urban energy solutions, which are Danish world-class specialties.
Managing Director at DBDH, Lars Hummelmose, started the meeting with a presentation about Frederiksberg Forsyning, with whom DBDH shares office space and facilities. He continued with a presentation about DBDH and a short introduction of CTR’s activities and responsibilities.
Jan Hindsbo, Construction Manager at CTR, took the floor afterwards and gave an engaging presentation on the heating transmission company’s network and supply system. CTR is responsible for supplying heat to households in the municipalities of Frederiksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Copenhagen and Tårnby.
The afternoon seminar ended with a tour around the premises, where the delegation had the chance to visit CTR’s control room, heat exchanger station and peak load station, and got to know more about the system in charge of purchasing, monitoring and delivering heat to households. The group also had the opportunity to see Frederiksberg Forsyning’s newly introduced district cooling system, as one of the first ones in Denmark.