Statkraft has supplied Trondheim city in Norway with district heating since 1982 and today covers 30 per cent of the city's heating needs.
Heating and cooling
We have experience from waste heat recovery and district heating since 1982. Today we offer district heating and cooling for a variety of purposes.
We offer district heating for commercial buildings, industry and housing at 13 different locations in Norway and Sweden. In addition to heating buildings, district heating can also be used for cooling purposes.
In addition to operating the district heating plants, we establish infrastructure consisting of a network of underground insulated pipes that transport the heat to its destination. This infrastructure contributes to a flexible energy network where other energy sources, such as excess heat from industry or other local waste heat sources, can be connected to the central network.
We also offer district heating as heating and drying out for building sites as an important contribution for a fossil free construction site. District heating is also used for snow melting and heating sidewalks to ensure safer transportation during winter.
The Statkraft Varme website is only available in Norwegian and Swedish.
District heating, also called urban energy, is an integral part of the energy supply in towns and cities and works as a useful supplement to the electricity grid.
District heating: Urban energy
Warming up cities with resources that would otherwise be wasted is an important contribution towards a climate-neutral energy supply.
Mythbusting: "Burning waste to produce district heating is not climate-friendly"
Surplus heat from waste incineration is the largest energy source for district heating in Norway. So this cannot be particularly climate-friendly, or can it?