Heat from Oslo Sewer

Stikkord: Forbruk og avfall, Avfallsbehandling og -gjenvinning, Energi i bygg, Energiforsyning, Energikilder, Oslo

One of the worlds largest heat pumps is installed in the suburb of Skøyen. With heat from the sewer, it provides heat to about five thousand houses. This pump is in use thanks to the “Oslo Klima- og enøkfond” (Oslo Climate and Energy Efficiency Fund).

One of the worlds largest heat pumps is installed in the suburb of Skøyen. With heat from the sewer, it provides heat to about five thousand houses. This pump is in use thanks to the “Oslo Klima- og enøkfond” (Oslo Climate and Energy Efficiency Fund).

Heating and combustion contributes to poor air quality and greenhouse gas emissions in Oslo. The air quality deteriorates especially by wood burning, while oil burning contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Oslo’s work to improve climate and energy efficiency will contribute to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and an improved urban environment. Here, support arrangements through Oslo Climate and Energy Efficiency Fund have proven priceless.

Household Support

In contrast to the state fund Enova, The Energy Efficiency Fund can give its support to single households. The fund gives support to both the removal and replacing of oil burners and heat pumps. This is of great significance in reaching Oslo’s climate and energy goals. The fund also supports large-scale energy changes in the municipality.

The City Council decided before Christmas in 2009 to expand the Fund to a Climate and Energy Efficiency Fund. This means that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is an equally important criterion as is energy efficiency.

A Tenth Saved

The Energy Efficiency Fund in Oslo’s support has reduced the city’s energy consumption by 1,3 TWh the last ten years. This means that the energy consumption would be ten per cent higher than if Oslo did not have an Energy Efficiency Fund.

The Energy Efficiency Fund supports the replacement of wood-burning stoves with clean-burning models. New clean-burning stoves in 8000 households have reduced the suspended dust emissions by 70 tons. The economical support is 1500 NOK per fire.