Sustainable heat and power production
During the summer, the heat pump’s electricity consumption can be covered by electricity from solar cells and wind turbines and supply Assens with district heating. This avoids the wear and tear on the combined heat and power plant that the many starts / stops cause. During the winter, the heat pump together with the combined heat and power plant can cover the heat demand in Assens. At the same time, the heat pump helps to cool the flue gas from the combined heat and power plant from the previous approx. 45 degrees to now 25 degrees. This is done at the same time as the air coolers deliver full performance. COWI has been an advisor on the heat pump system and the solar park, as well as a complete conversion of the high-voltage system and a new 10 kV switching system. The company Innoterm has designed the heat pump system and Johnson Controls has supplied the total of 3 screw compressors that use NH3 as refrigerant.