Odense does not currently have a system for district cooling but Vattenfall, the district heating company Fjernvarme Fyn and Odense municipality have together explored the possibilities and drawn up an overall plan for large-scale expansion of district cooling in Odense.

‘This is an exciting pilot project for us. Odense, the fourth largest town in Denmark, is of a reasonable size for building a large district cooling system, and if this project works out well, we’ll be in a position to build similar systems in other locations,’ said Erland Christensen, head of Vattenfall Heat Nordic.

The International Energy Agency’s latest publication on CHP and district energy: ‘Cogeneration and district energy – sustainable technologies for today … and tomorrow’ includes a series of five recommendations by which a country could significantly increase its CHP/DE capacity.