Growing vegetables in greenhouses in Denmark requires energy and heat - plenty of heat. Therefore, the heat exchange station at Østervang Sjælland can be compared with a medium-sized power plant.

Director Peter Krage, one of the owners of Østervang Sjælland, has a "2020 plan". Peter Krage explains: "Our ambition is that the energy consumption must be reorganized and optimized, so that the use of fossil fuels can be reduced by 20% compared to the 2010 consumption. In 2010, we used 14,296 CO2 allowances. At the time, that was below the maximum allowed, but with the introduction of new stricter rules in 2013 the consumption went above the allowances, which has of course also been an important incentive for us to think about energy optimization”.

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Peter Krage

Our ambition is to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels by 20% before 2020.

Peter Krage
Østervang Sjælland A/S

Key Plant Data

Aperture area (effective): 14,112 m2
Number of solar collectors: 1,120
Storage capacity: 4,800 m3
Annual CO2 savings: 100 tons
Calc. peak capacity/day: 60 MWh
Calc. annual production: 7,000 MWh