15 – 18 September, the Danish Energy Agency took part in an export mission arranged by the Danish Board of District Heating and the Danish Embassy in China. The export mission comprised of Danish district heating suppliers, the district heating company of Copenhagen (HOFOR) and governmental financing institutions, seeking to explore the opportunities for improving the district heating networks in the cities of Taiyuan, Shaanxi province and Beijing.
In Taiyuan, the delegation held seminar meetings with Taiyuan Heating Power Corporation, the city’s company for managing district heating and energy improvement projects. The discussion and presentations was on the different facets of Danish district heating solutions, financing options from Denmark, and how these had been successfully implemented in Danish energy systems. This was the first meeting between the city and Danish suppliers.
In Beijing, the delegation had meetings with Beijing District Heating Group, the largest supplier of district heating in the world. BDHG wishes to continue their path towards making the Beijing district heating network a world class system, while also implementing more renewable energy and expanding the network. With the winning bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the BDHG sees new opportunities to establish a state-of-the art network in the future Olympic city.
Participants included: COWI, Kamstrup, Hydro-X, Broen, Schneider Electric, the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing, IFU, EKF and HOFOR.
Sharing best practice solutions and know-how on district heating is yet another facet of the successful cooperation between China and Denmark on China’s transition towards an energy sector with increasing shares of renewable energy.
Gregers N.S. Larsen
Center for Forsyning
Tlf.: 33 92 67 07