Danish State Railways & European Vitality — New Photo voltaic Park Building

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Copenhagen, Denmark — The Danish State Railways (DSB) has signed an settlement with the European Vitality that ensures the development of a brand new photo voltaic park in Jap Denmark. This photo voltaic park will improve the manufacturing of renewable vitality in Denmark.

The photo voltaic park is situated at Rødby Harbour in Lolland Municipality, and the work to assemble the photo voltaic park will start after the summer season holidays. As soon as accomplished, the photo voltaic park is anticipated to have an annual manufacturing of 262 GWh, equal to the electrical energy consumption of practically 65,000 households.

In accordance with the settlement, DSB will buy 80 GWh when the photo voltaic park is accomplished in 2025. This quantity corresponds to roughly 50 p.c of DSB’s present electrical energy consumption for gentle rail community in Copenhagen.

Aske Wieth-Knudsen, Head of Sustainability at DSB, states:

We’re more than happy with the brand new settlement between DSB and European Vitality. We actively need to speed up the inexperienced transition in Denmark, as we goal to cut back the local weather influence of our operations by 98 p.c by 2030 in comparison with 2019. With this settlement, we contribute to a quicker transition to inexperienced electrical energy in Denmark, thereby strengthening the place of trains as probably the most climate-friendly modes of journey.

Now we have a declared purpose to repeatedly enhance the local weather and environmental efficiency of DSB and contribute to lowering the general environmental and local weather influence of the transport sector. The brand new settlement with European Vitality helps this purpose and is a vital step in direction of protecting DSB’s vitality consumption with renewable vitality.

The photo voltaic park will turn out to be one of many largest in Denmark.

Jens-Peter Zink, Deputy CEO at European Vitality, feedback:

As extra elements of society turn out to be electrified, we’ll want extra inexperienced vitality capability. Subsequently, it’s extremely vital that giant entities like DSB have interaction within the inexperienced transition and assist convey renewable vitality initiatives like this to life.

Within the entirety of Jap Denmark, there’s a scarcity of renewable vitality, fortunately we see a number of municipalities, herein Lolland municipality, main with the growth of renewable capability, particularly with our future Energy-to-X plans within the space.

The brand new photo voltaic park, with a complete space of 253 hectares, shall be one of many largest in Denmark and has been named Lidsø Photo voltaic Park. The realm is leased from three landowners for 30 years.

Courtesy of European Vitality.

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