Project: Greater Copenhagen, Denmark

Project • Geothermal

Denmark’s largest waste management and energy company, Vestforbrænding, and Innargi have entered a framework agreement to investigate the possibilities for geothermal heating in Vestforbrænding’s supply area.

In brief

  • To begin with, Innargi and Vestforbrænding have signed a letter of intent, describing the intention to work actively towards establishing geothermal energy in greater Copenhagen, converting 30,000 homes in the area to greener heating.
  • The plan almost doubles Vestforbrænding’s heat deliveries and will make the network one of the largest district heating networks in Denmark.
  • Until the end of 2024, the parties will analyse the subsurface as well as the current and future district heating network to map where geothermal can best be integrated into the network in interaction with Vestforbrænding’s other heat sources.

“We will need much more green district heating in the future, and geothermal is a perfect fit. Our immediate assessment is that we will need up to three geothermal plants with a total output of 55 MW, but if the price is competitive, we can probably phase in up to 100 MW of geothermal energy.”

Steen Neuchs Vedel,

Managing Director at Vestforbrænding

About the parties

Vestforbrænding is Denmark’s largest waste management and energy company – servicing approximately 1 million citizens in Greater Copenhagen and Northern Sealand. The primary focus is to harvest the substantial resource value in waste, whether it be for recycling or as fuel for energy production.

Innargi finances, develops, constructs, and operates large-scale geothermal plants for district heating companies. Innargi is owned by A.P. Moller Holding, ATP and NRGi.