Charlotte Søndergren, head of heat planning for Danish HOFOR, questions whether collective heating is the best long-term solution for all countries or whether smaller, individual heat pumps offer a better alternative in some areas.
As head of heat planning at the Danish utility HOFOR, Charlotte Søndergren helps provide heating for 600,000 inhabitants in the Copenhagen area. Nearly 100% of heating in the city is provided by piped district heating, a centralised approach to heat provision long established in Nordic and Baltic countries, which is now being copied by cities around the world looking for low carbon alternatives to a fuel combustion unit in every household. ...
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District heating, where heat from a central generator is distributed underground to warm a network of homes or businesses, is commonplace in Denmark and other Nordic and Baltic countries, but, until now, it has remained a rarity elsewhere in Europe
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