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Aalborg district heating embraces digitisation

Denmark‘s Aalborg district heating scheme is to utilise the very latest digitalisation technology as it bids to reach new levels in energy efficiency.

The utility has contracted Kamstrup to perform the work, an investment which includes using à‚ 38,000 intelligent heat meters and a fully automatic remote reading system.
The roll-out of this large project begins in March 2017, and according to Kamstrup, is a total solution that provides Aalborg District Heating with a wide range of opportunities for operational efficiency and improved customer service.

“Essentially, our investment in this new technology is about digitalising the district heating supply, and the acquisition of the remotely read meters is the natural next step for our district heating area”, says Lasse P.N. Olsen, Chairman of the Board at Aalborg Energy Group.

“Digitalisation is not a target that should stand on its own. We expect the investment to result in lower operating costs to a degree where the investment is actually still viable. That has been an equally important target for us. First of all, operation of the new wireless system will be cheaper, and secondly we expect to be able to provide faster customer service resulting in a more efficient distribution network.”

The new technology will also be an important element in the future energy transition of the district heating system, where there will be a need for more knowledge on the customers’ consumption on one side and our production on the other”, explains Jesper Hàƒ¸stgaard-Jensen, CEO at Aalborg District Heating.