May 8 2017
New agreement ensures biomass district heating for Herning, Ikast and Sunds for the next 15 years
Dong owned Herning Power Station is to deliver district heating to the Danish energy companies ‘Eniig Varme’, ‘Energi Ikast Varme’ and ‘Sunds Vand- og Varmeværk’ until 2033. At the same time, the efficiency of Herning Power Station will be upgraded by installation of a exhaust gas condensing unit making it possible to save 20 percent of the fuels used.
The agreement entails that Herning Power Station establishes a plant utilising the heat in the flue gas, ie a flue gas condensation plant. This will enable Herning Power Station to render even more energy from the wood chips used as the primary fuel source. Doing this, the power station will be capable of delivering the same amount of heat in the Danish municipalities Herning, Ikast and Sunds in 2019 with a fuel consumption which will be approx 20 percent lower than today.
“I’m pleased that Herning Power Station will continue to provide stable, green district heating to our heat customers in Herning, Ikast and Sunds. With the new agreement, we’re making Herning Power Station even more efficient and consequently more climate-friendly,” says Thomas Dalsgaard, Executive Vice President in DONG Energy.
The new heat agreement covers the period 2019-2033. DONG Energy expects to begin building the new flue gas condensation plant in Q4 2017.
About Herning Power station
Herning Power Station has a capacity of 80MW electricity and 174MJ/s heat. Since 2009, the power station has been able to run solely on biomass – primarily wood chips, supplemented with wood pellets. The power station is able to deliver heat without also having to produce electricity. This may also be relevant in those cases where solar and wind power generate enough power to cover demand.