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Energy City Frederikshavn at the Danish Parliament

Frederikshavn Municipality experiences big demand for sharing their knowledge on sustainable solutions for district heating. That is why Energy City Frederikshavn will present its results on moving towards 100% renewable energy in 2030 at the Danish parliament later this month.

Denmark is first mover within green transition and energy efficiency, and it is important to maintain this position as it is essential to green export and Danish workplaces. This is stated in the government platform, and it is the headline when Energy City Frederikshavn is presenting at Energy Policy Conference at the Danish Parliament 30. March 2017. Frederikshavn Municipality is the first energy municipality in Denmark, and the district heating industry, has invited Energy City Frederikshavn to give an insight into the work of helping businesses and district heating suppliers cooperate. A project, which has been a great success for Energy City Frederikshavn, who is now ready to share their experience:

“From the very beginning Energy City Frederikshavn has focused on the great potential within district heating. We have been working on creating growth within the energy business in Frederikshavn Municipality by attracting new businesses and creating workplaces. It has become clear to us that we need to think big and at an international level in order to succeed with this – concerning both sharing our knowledge and exporting ideas. Germany is the next big market for district heating as they are closing down nuclear power stations and are going through a big energy transition. Denmark has the possibility to make an export business at the same level as we have seen with wind turbines. It is especially surplus heat from the industry, which we have experience with in Frederikshavn. After Germany we see that England and France will be the next big markets the coming decades,” explains Poul Rask Nielsen, Project Chief, Energy City Frederikshavn.

In addition to Energy City Frederikshavn, the Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt, the energy policy spokespersons and experts from the European district heating industry will be presenting at the conference.


For further information please contact:

Poul Rask Nielsen, Project Chief, Energy City Frederikshavn, +45 4032 4591


Translated by Maria N. Lundsgaard

Anette Pedersen, pressestrateg, Frederikshavn Kommune