Aalborg District Heating has a turnover of DKK 700 million and currently employs around 75 employees. The company supplies heat to more than 34,000 metering points and the district heating is produced primarily as waste heat from waste-to-energy plant Reno Nord, Aalborg Portland and Nordjylland Power Station.
Aalborg District Heating is certified according to the ISO standard 14000 and 18000 regarding environment and occupational health and safety management systems and the company’s environmental work is documented in the annual environmental report.
As a part of Aalborg Municipality’s five utility companies, Aalborg District Heating is run by the local politicians. The company’s revenues are primarily derived from sale of district heating and services and cover the total construction and operational costs. This has contributed to the company’s position in the top 5 of the cheapest district heating companies in Denmark and also prepared the company for future challenges in an increasingly liberalised energy market.
Expanding for the future
Aalborg District Heating’s strong competitive position has resulted in an expansion of the district heating supply. The expansion includes both supply to new developments in Aalborg Municipality with more than 1 million m2 over a 10-year period and an expansion of the district heating network to 20 surrounding towns as part of the implementation of Heat Plan Aalborg.
New focus area: district cooling
One of Aalborg District Heating’s most recent energy sources is district cooling. The goal is to supply businesses in Aalborg Municipality with district cooling – a sustainable, economical and safe solution.
Aalborg District Heating is currently working on an agreement with the new university hospital in Aalborg East. An optimal utilisation of local cooling resources from the lake by Aalborg Portland (artificially made by the digging for chalk) makes district cooling cost competitive compared with conventional cooling systems. The company aims to provide the hospital with both district heating and cooling at one of the market’s highest energy efficiency labelling classes.
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Jesper Møller Larsen
Head of heat utility
Tel: +45 2520 4861