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Heat Supply Act (No. 2068 of 2021).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act promotes economic and environmentally friendly consumption of energy generated for heating of buildings. It applies to the supply of hot water for heating production, which purpose is to reduce energy production from oil. Heating supply through hot water infrastructure includes: installations for the production and delivery of other combustible gases than natural gas (1); plants for delivery of heated water or steam from waste incinerators, industrial, geothermal plants, etc. (2); municipal heating installations, solar heating, waste incineration, including combined heat and power plants with a rated power up to 25 MW (3); and heating with a heat capacity of more than 0.25 MW, including combined heat and power stations with a rated power up to 25 MW. The Municipal Council shall approve projects that establish new collective heating supply facilities, or that applies major changes in existing facilities. Geothermal plants, solar and biogas or biomass heating, or combined heat and power plants supplying heated water, steam or gas (other than natural gas) shall be subject to the payment of a fee.
The Act consists of 8 Chapters: Purpose and definition (1); Municipalities' access to the provision of heat supply services (1a); Heat Supply Planning (2); Expropriation (3); Prices (4); Energy Supervision, accountability, etc. (4a);Transfer of business, separation of activities and consumer influence (4b); Supervision and Appeals (5); Appeals, Energy Boards etc.(6); Public obligations for heating service (7); Guarantee of origin for heat from renewable energy sources (7a); Penalties and entry into force (8).
Date of consolidation/reprint
The Act is not applicable to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.Consolidated version of the Heat Supply Act No. 382 of 1990.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om varmeforsyning.
Amended by