The City of Aarhus – an intelligent energy society
The Danish city Aarhus is an unparalleled knowledge hub and gathering point for the wind industry, and is positioned among the world’s most energy efficient cities.
This position is the result of years of ambitious political planning and has been reached through a close cooperation between authorities and leading cleantech companies, architects, engineers and environmental and energy consultants. The current goal in Aarhus is to become carbon-neutral, achieve security of supply and, at the same time, experience growth.
As of today the district heating in Aarhus covers 95 % of the total need for heating in the city. And by 2015, 100 % of the heat production will be based on carbon-neutral biofuel and waste. As for wind power, the Aarhus area has the world’s highest concentration of wind power companies which generate no less than 87 % of the combined turnover in Denmark’s wind power industry.