Denmark: Summary

Updated: 04.01.2019

Author: Karl Wikberg

Support schemes

In Denmark there are several taxes on the production, supply and use of energy sources for heating purposes. Renewable energy sources are exempt from these tax obligations. Moreover, the use of biogas for heating purposes is supported through a direct premium tariff.

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Grid issues

Due to the nature of heat supply, the connection of a heat generation plant to a district heating network is closely linked to the construction of the plant. Grid connection always involves grid development, since the construction of a plant must occur simultaneously with the development of the district heating grid.

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The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations: There are 2 training programmes for RES-installers, a certification scheme for wind energy plants, a research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme and an obligation to use renewable heating in new and renovated buildings.

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Further information

  • Energi-, Forsynings- og Klimaministeriet (ESKM) – Danish Ministry of Energy,- Utilities and Climate
  • +45 33 92 28 00
  • EFKM website
  • efkm(at)