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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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.

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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.


Biomass capability statement
Biomass capability statement

With Ramboll’s experience from design of dedicated biomass fuelled plants, cofiring and 100% biomass conversion, we can ensure cost-effective, client-focused sustainable and durable solutions with significant CO2 footprint reductions and still maintain up to 100% power generation capability. Read more here.

Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal
Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal

Ramboll has supported the development of a 320,000 m3 biomass import terminal for a power plant at Immingham in the UK. Read a conference paper on the challenges encountered in the project.

Developing a large-scale wood pellet import terminal
Energy storage: a key to low carbon communities

Read about energy storage.

Energy storage: a key to low carbon communities
Fire safety for biofuel
Fire safety solutions for biofuel

Ramboll has invented and has a patent pending on a fire fighting concept, which is highly suited for large biofuel storage facilities. View a presentation of our experience of fire safety solutions for biofuel

Fire safety solutions for biofuel
Powering the Future
Powering the future

Read about our consultancy on flexible, efficient and reliable thermal power plants.

Powering the future


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