Sæby District Heating

Sæby District Heating delivers heat to 3,480 consumers in Sæby. The district heating plant includes two natural gas fired 6 MWe CHPs, a 12 MW electric boiler, three natural gas fired boilers, two heat storage tanks of 2,700 m3 each and 11,900 m2 solar collectors. The many different production units are modelled in energyTRADE and the software calculates the operation that gives the lowest heat price for the consumers.

“We could have chosen a solution from one of the Balance Responsible Parties. They each have their own solutions, and it’s not bad solutions. We would just like to have the freedom you get when having your own solution.”
– Pouli S. Rugholt, Operation Manager at Sæby District Heating.

In the energyTRADE solution for Sæby District Heating, the collection of various data used for the daily operational planning has been automated and collected in one window, saving time and providing an overview for the operator. Typically, energyTRADE communicates with both the Balance Responsible Party, the SCADA system and different forecast services, but in principle communication with any type of data provider is possible.

“We save a lot of time. Of course, you can do it all manually, but now we retrieve gas prices and other information automatically. However, it is the freedom that has weighted the most in the decision.”
– Pouli S. Rugholt, Operatin Manager at Sæby District Heating.

Sæby District Heating also uses our energyWEB solution, which shows the operation of the plant online at: http://www.emd.dk/plants/saeby/. Here you can read more about the district heating plant and see a graphical presentation of the historic and current operation.