Danish Heat Supply Act

Unofficial translation from Danish

Consolidated Act No. 772 of 24 July 2000

THE HEAT SUPPLY ACT

Hereby announces the Heat Supply Act No. 382 of 13 June 1990 with amendments according to Article 1 in Act No. 96 of 9 February 1994, Article 1 No. 1, in Act No. 213 of 29 March 1995, Article 1 no. 2 in Act No. 436 of 10 June 1997 and Article 1 in Act No. 451 of 31 May 2000

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CHAPTER 1

Objectives and Definition

Article 1. The objective of this Act is to promote the most socio-economic and environmentally friendly utilization of energy for heating buildings, supplying them with hot water and reduce the dependency of the energy system on oil.

(2) in agreement with the objectives mentioned in subsection (1), the supply of heat shall be organised with a view to promoting the highest possible degree of cogeneration of heat and power.

Article 2. For the purpose of this Act, collective heat-supply plant means any undertaking that operates the below-mentioned plants with the object of supplying energy for heating buildings and supplying them with hot water:

1) plants producing and transmitting other inflammable gasses than natural gas;

2) plants for transmitting heated water or steam from combined heat and power plants, waste incineration plants, industrial enterprises, geothermal installations, etc.;

3) district heating supply plants, solar heating plants, waste-incineration plants, etc. , including combined heat and power plants with an electric effect not greater than 25 MW;

4) block heating stations with heat generating capacity exceeding 0.25 MW, including combined heat and power plants with an electricity output not greater than 25 MW.

(2) In article 2 and 3 of the Act, collective heat plants also include distribution networks for natural gas.

(3) Excepting combined heat and power plants with an electricity effect not greater than 25 MW, the collective heat supply plants referred to in subsection (1) do not include undertakings regulated by the Act on the Exploitation of the Danish Underground or the Act on Electricity Supply.

(4) The Minister for Environment and Energy may provide regulations that the Act, wholly or in part, shall not apply to certain kinds of collective heat supply systems.