Sonderborg with a zero carbon master plan by 2029
The little-known Danish town can serve as an excellent example
- July 16, 2018 16:00
- Monika Dimitrova
Sonderborg town is supplied with district heating from the Sonderborg District Heating company. The company has a mix of heating sources, including waste incineration, geothermal, solar and biomass, and natural gas for peak loads. Waste incineration is only counted as 50% renewable according to national standards, otherwise the city is mainly heated through renewables. There are five district heating companies supplying heat to the Sonderborg Municipality outside of the town. Among these heating sources are solar, heat pump, gas turbine, immersion heater, and a planned straw-fired boiler that will be operational in 2019.
The goal for the Sonderborg area is to become carbon neutral by 2029, which is planned in combination of reducing CO2 emissions by 50% compared to 2007 levels. Several larger companies along with private households have installed PV panels to cover their own electricity consumption, selling any surplus production to the grid.
Source: Smarten city