- LOCATION: BRØNDERSLEV, DENMARK
- STATUS: IN OPERATION SINCE MARCH 2018
- APPLICATION: CSP
- CUSTOMER: BRØNDERSLEV FORSYNING
- DESCRIPTION: HEAT & ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION FROM SOLAR THERMAL ENERGY AND BIOMASS COMBUSTION
- MODEL: TURBODEN 40 CHPRS SPLIT
- POWER: 3.8 MWe
- WATER TEMPERATURE (IN/OUT): 50 - 72 °C
Brønderslev Forsyning is the district heating company of the city of Brønderslev, located in the northernmost part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark and it is owned 100% by the city municipality. The district heating network supplies about 4,600 customers and has a length of around 140 km.
District heating companies in Denmark are going into the direction of renewable sources, in order to be fossil free. Brønderslev Forsyning goal was to build one of the most innovative plant at the technological level combining solar thermal and biomass as heat sources. The challenge was to find an energy production system that could follow the variations in thermal power due to different heat sources with peaks and discontinuities during the day: the customer then chose the Turboden ORC as a proven flexible and reliable system.
Turboden supplied an ORC system of about 3.8 MWe fed by thermal oil coming both from the 2 biomass boilers and the concentrated solar field (40 rows of 125m parabolic trough loops). Part of the thermal power from CSP is used directly to heat up district heating water.