Nordhavn (DTU) - title

Nordhavn (DTU) System Configuration

Nordhavn (DTU) - overview

System Configuration Overview

Author: Pieter Valkering, Larissa P. N. de Oliveira, Frank Meinke-Hubeny

Key figures:

  • Population (2015): 11,3 million
  • Population density (2015): 363 people per km2
  • Main energy demands: industry, buildings (residential + tertiary), and transport (see below)
  • Main energy vectors: petroleum, natural gas, electricity (see below)
  • Share of renewables (2016): 6,4% of total end-use, 12,3% of electricity use
  • Main renewable energy sources: biomass, PV and wind, with a minor share of hydroelectricity
  • Heating networks only exist at a small scale, but are in development

Key words:

  • National scale
  • Fossil fuel and nuclear based
  • Minor shares of renewables

Climate conditions:

Belgium features an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).
Specifics for solar radiation and wind can be found here:

Geographical characteristics:

See ‘Short description of context’ in details

Nordhavn (DTU) - description

Short Description

Nordhavn is a former industrial harbour area in Copenhagen which is in the process of being transformed into a new district. Until the year 2050, Nordhavn is planned to have 40.000 residents and 40.000 work places. The ambition is to use it as a testbed for energy technologies, supporting Copenhagen's goal to become carbon neutral in 2025.
The entire Nordhavn area consists of Iand reclaimed from the sea in several stages over the last 100 years as the growing sea trade could not be accommodated in the city center anymore. Following the deindustrialization of Copenhagen in the late 20th century, a masterplan was developed, dividing the area into a number of islets separated by canals and basins. Each of these islets is developed as an independent local district, supporting long-term development in stages.

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