Technical Tour 11 September: Heat pit storage at Høje
Taastrup District Heating

Høje Taastrup District Heating and the district heating company VEKS have built and now own a heat pit storage together. Since its inauguration in late 2022 it has added value to the Greater Copenhagen district heating system and contributes to the green transition. The purpose of the storage is to store district heating when it is cheap to produce – and supply when it is expensive to produce. The storage contains 70,000 m3 (equivalent to 3,300 MWh), has a charging and discharging capacity of 30 MW and is expected to add an annual value of DKK 6-7 million to the Greater Copenhagen district heating system. Quoting CEO Astrid Birnbaum: “The project is a unique cooperation between many players in the district heating systems of the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Our common goal is less expensive and greener energy”.

Time and venue:
Departure: 11 September 2023 at 14:30 CEST.

Departure from DGI Byen (the conference venue).

Returning to DGI Byen at approx. 17.45 CEST.

The tour includes:
A presentation and tour of the heat pit storage. Sandwich and refreshments.


14:30 : Bus departs DGI Byen (the conference venue) for Høje Taastrup District Heating, Malervej 7, 2630 Taastrup

15:10 : Presentation of the economic/business and technological background, process and project of the heat pit storage by Astrid Birnbaum, CEO Høje Taastrup District Heating

16:00 : Q&A

16:20 : Embark the bus for a short bus ride to the pit storage at Bondehøjvej, 2630 Tåstrup

16:35-17.10 : Visit to the heat pit storage

17.10 : Bus departs for DGI Byen

17.45 : Return at DGI Byen 

520 DKK (approx. 70 EUR incl. VAT)

Practical information:
Limited seats available. Registration is binding.

Technical Tour 14 September: Public and Business Energy
Communities – Avedøre Holme

The Energy Community Avedøre consists of a wide variety of stakeholders – both citizens, the municipality, a social housing organization, businesses, the local district heating company and the local high school. The aim is to share locally produced energy and to integrate both production and consumption of electricity and heating. The energy community is working with PVs, charging of EVs, batteries and windmills alongside a range of innovative district heating projects. At the site of Hvidovre High School the principal and chairman of the Energy Community Avedøre will bid you welcome and introduce you to the thoughts behind. A representative of a local company – the movie production company Zentropa – will also be sharing his thoughts on being part of the development of the Energy Community Avedøre.

The industrial energy community of Avedøre Holme will also be presented by one of the local stakeholders. He will share his thoughts on the common vision of the companies of the area and their ambitions. They wish to become self-sufficient with locally produced and shared energy.

Tour Guide:
Gitte Wad, Project Manager, Energy Cluster Denmark.

Time and venue:
Departure: 14 September 2023 at 8:30 CEST.

Departure from DGI Byen (the conference venue).

Returning to DGI Byen at approx. 11.45 CEST.

The tour includes:

8:30 : Departure at ”DGI Byen”

8:50 :  Arrival at, ’Hvidovre Gymnasium’ – Blytækkerporten 2, 2650 Hvidovre

9:00 : Welcome by Tania Sheikh Larsen/Principal at ’Hvidovre Gymnasium’ and Chairman for ”Energifællesskab Avedøre”

9:05 : Presentation by Tania Sheikh Larsen & Stephan C. Krabsen about ‘Energifællesskab Avedøre’

9:45 : Presentation by Kasper about “business-energy community” Avedøre Holme

10:15 : Visit to Sunpanels at roof

10:30 : Departure to “Zentropa” – a danish film company and studio– Pass the sunpanels

10:40 : Presentation by Anders Kjærhauge about Zentropas engagement in “Energifællesskab Avedøre”

11:15 : Departure

11:45 : Arrival at ”DGI byen”

520 DKK (approx. 70 EUR incl. VAT)

Practical information:
Registration is binding.