District energy

District energy is a generic term for the central production and distribution of thermal energy for heating and/or cooling residential, commercial and institutional buildings, and for industrial processes. District energy systems have a number of overall benefits, including improved energy efficiency, enhanced environmental protection, ease of operation and maintenance as well as reliability, comfort and superior convenience for consumers.

District heating pipes


Jens Ole Hansen

Jens Ole Hansen

Business Development Director
T: +45 5161 8591
Anders Dyrelund

Anders Dyrelund

District Heating and Energy Planning Specialist
T: +45 5161 8766
District energy comprises three main elements:
  • A central energy plant that produces thermal energy. The central plant may also incorporate combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
  • A network of pre-insulated pipes to distribute the thermal energy from the central plant to buildings.
  • The interface with services at the building including space heating, domestic hot water services, cooling and process heat.

Ramboll offers a full range of services on district energy projects from feasibility studies and planning to follow-up on operation and maintenance.

Our specialists in district energy, waste-to-energy, CHP, renewable energy and building installations work closely together to provide optimal use of heating and cooling sources.


District heating

Ramboll has provided consultancy services to more than 200 district heating companies worldwide. In some cases services have been provided to the same clients for more than 30 years. Our services cover all scales, from small village schemes to city-wide transmission networks. We are universally regarded as one of the most experienced district heating consultants in the world and one of the very few offering a full range of services.

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District cooling

Since the turn of the century Ramboll has provided specialist services to the district cooling sector. The first assignments were closely linked to our work for district heating companies, but this has gradually developed to more comprehensive district cooling consultancy. Today, we are internationally regarded as a highly competent and reliable partner for all types of district cooling projects.

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Avedøre Power Plant, Copenhagen, Denmark

District heating system in the Copenhagen Region

The district heating schemes in the Copenhagen Region are interconnected, forming one of the largest integrated DH systems in the world.

View of Riyadh, with the Al Rajhi Bank

District cooling in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Feasibility study of a district cooling system providing cooling for the headquarters of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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