Energy

District energy

District heating and cooling improves energy efficiency and lowers costs and carbon emissions. We have 40 years of experience from more than 200 systems worldwide.

District heating in the Danish capital

An energy network for one million people

The 160 km transmission network supplying heat to Greater Copenhagen is one of the most sophisticated district heating systems in the world. It improves energy efficiency and enhances environmental protection.

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Related articles

District cooling makes Carlsberg City greener

A centralised cooling system is easy to install and cheaper and more efficient than individual chillers - in Copenhagen as well as in warmer climates.

Detailed energy planning saves money and Co2

A growing number of US cities are striving to lower their carbon footprints. District heating with flexible use of energy sources is a cost-efficient way of achieving this. An energy technology professor sees a huge potential.

Copyright 2012 Quintain Estates and Development plc

Igniting district heating in the UK

A new EUR 370-million government scheme will boost energy efficiency in UK homes and businesses. The clients need planning expertise from the micro to macro levels.

How to build a smart energy system

More and more countries, regions and cities are making energy strategies. That's a complex planning task, especially if the goal is to be fossil-free and cost-efficient.

District Energy at a glance

At Ramboll, our 115 district energy specialists are committed to creating sustainable and long-term solutions for our clients and society.

Smart energy systems

We have provided clients with district energy and smart energy master plans for more than 40 years.

District heating experts

We have provided consulting services to more than 200 district energy systems worldwide, ranging from small village schemes to city-wide transmission networks.

Record breaker in thermal pit storage

We have designed and constructed a 200,000 m3 heat storage facility – breaking the world record.

Publications

Transporting Thermal Energy front page
District energy

Read about our engineering and consultancy services within district energy.

District energy
Energy Storage: A key to low carbon communities

Read about energy storage here.

Energy Storage
Front page of district cooling capability statement
District Cooling Capability Statement

Read our District Cooling Capability Statement here

District Cooling capability statement
Front page of pamphlet on automated mapping of district cooling customers
District cooling – get an overview of your future customers

Automated mapping of profitable district cooling areas (online publication, opens in new window)

District cooling – get an overview of your future customers
District Heating - Heat Storage Pits
Heat storage pits

In large district heating systems, a heat storage pit is a cheap energy source that can save peak loads and reduce the price of heating. Read our brochure on heat storage pits (online publication, opens in new window).

Heat storage pit
Hydraulic analysis brochure
Hydraulic analysis

Read our brochure on hydraulic analysis for optimal design of district energy systems (online publication, opens in new window).

Hydraulic analysis
Read our GIS brochure
GIS

Read our brochure on geographic information systems (online publication, opens in new window).

GIS
Integrated district heating in Copenhagen
Publication: Integrated district heating in Copenhagen

The district heating system in Greater Copenhagen is one of the largest city-wide district heating systems in the world. This publication provides a map of the system and presents the stakeholders.
Read our publication on the district heating in Copenhagen (online publication, opens in new window).

Integrated district heating in Copenhagen
Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy

Read about our services on geothermal district heating plants (online publication, opens in new window).

Geothermal Energy
Community energy – Planning, development and delivery (USA)

Municipal leaders across the U.S. face economic, social, and sustainability challenges which local energy production can address. Drawing on the experience of communities in the U.S. and abroad, this IDEA publication guides community leaders on championing local energy projects.

Community energy – Planning, development and delivery (USA)
Front page of Community Energy Guide (Canada)
Community energy – Planning, development and delivery - Strategies for thermal networks (Canada)

District energy is well established in many Canadian cities. It provides reliable, efficient, affordable and clean thermal energy from locally controlled and highly efficient central plants. This Community Energy Development Guide is a guide to municipal leaders across Canada Download Community Energy Development Guide for Canada (online publication).

Community energy – Planning, development and delivery - Strategies for thermal networks (Canada)
Front page of the guide Community energy – Urban planning for a low carbon future (UK)
Community energy – Urban planning for a low carbon future (UK)

This joint TCPA and CHPA guide is designed to help stakeholders in the UK public and private sectors understand policy support for low and zero carbon energy solutions. Drawing upon best practice the guide demonstrates effective energy strategies and helps planning for the delivery of community energy.

Community energy – Urban planning for a low carbon future (UK)
Pipes
Feature article about district heating

Cogenerating heat and electricity lowers costs and carbon emissions. One pioneering project will use the waste heat from the London Underground to produce district heating.

District heating is getting cooler
The history of Danish district heating
Hot|Cool 2 2018: The History of Danish District Heating

Local democratic ownership has been the driver for an innovative and efficient Danish district heating sector for more than 100 years.

Read the article in Hot|Cool
Liveable campuses
Hot|Cool 3 2017: Liveable Campuses

Breaking the cost barrier for district energy in the USA.

Read the article in Hot|Cool
District Heating Tariffs - a way to communicate
Hot|Cool 3 2017: District Heating Tariffs

Modern electronic heat meters will help the city to implement and operate cost-effective heat supply, almost as efficient as if the city had been a campus with one single owner.

Read the article in Hot|Cool
The smart energy system
Hot|Cool 1 2017: The Smart Energy System

The smart energy system integrates fluctuating renewable energy. 

Read the article in Hot|Cool
Energy Efficiency and steam to hot water conversion
Hot|Cool 4 2016: Campus Energy (US and Canada) - Energy Efficiency and Steam to Hot Water Conversions

Universities and colleges throughout North America are increasingly looking at their energy and maintenance costs. 

Read the article in Hot|Cool
Financing district energy projects
Hot|Cool 3 2016: Financing District Energy Projects

The COP21 agreement will be a driver for investments in low carbon technologies, not least of which will be for energy infrastructure in citites such as district heating and cooling. 

Read the article in Hot|Cool
District Heating and Cooling
Hot|Cool 2 2016: District Heating and Cooling - A Matter of Ownership

Cities, an opportunity for cost-effective low-carbon energy.  

Read the article in Hot|Cool
How to ensure long lifetime of district heating networks
Hot|Cool 1 2016: How to Ensure Long Lifetime of District Heating Networks

The district heating network is an important part of the energy infrastructure in many cities. 

Read the article in Hot|Cool
Large thermal storages
Hot|Cool 1 2016: Large Thermal Storages

A vital part of the district heating system. An increasing number of countries are going to implement low carbon climate action plans, with the aim to reduce the fossil fuel consumption in a cost effective way. 

Read the article in Hot|Cool

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