SAMSØ Municipality, Denmark
Towards self-sufficiency from renewables
Samsø Municipality is situated on an island known as the “renewable Island of Denmark”. The island is 100% electricity self-sufficient from wind-energy and about 70% heating needs are covered from renewable energy (RE). The main heating plant in the municipality of Samsø is the district heating plant in Nordby/Mårup, which produces its energy from solar thermal systems and wood chips. The plant is financed by local investors and the population of Samsø. Without any direct subsidy from
the Danish government, the islanders built a 50 million Euro energy system. Of the capital required 80% was raised from local investors, relying only on Danish laws and regulations.
- Plan Action
- Implement Action
- Climate mitigation
- Including small & medium sized enterprises
- Local (economic) development
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- Energy production
- Space heating / cooling
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