District Heating

District Heating

Vestegnen is the overall term for the western suburban area of Copenhagen, including 12 municipalities.

Vest­egnens Kraftvarmeselskab I/S, also known as VEKS, is a transmission company supplying heat to 19 local district heating companies at Vestegnen. The local district heating companies then resell the heat to private consumers, business customers and institutions.
VEKS was established in 1984 with the aim of utilizing surplus heat generated from combined heat and power (CHP) plants as well as from waste incineration plants and major industrial enterprises. Utilizing surplus heat under the VEKS system means much lower fuel consumption.

The national economy and the environment gain from it, with the environment being spared of CO2, sulphur and nitrogen emissions from local facilities, which previously generated and supplied district heating. In brief, VEKS is a district heating transmission company. VEKS supplies heat and hot water to the equivalent of 170,000 families.

VEKS