Abstract The ambitious Danish energy targets aim to phase out fossil based energy and heat production by 2035 and a big part of this transition is up to the Danish municipalities to implement. This project focuses on the possibilities of a transition of the local energy system in the municipality of Kalundborg, and furthermore the municipality’s influence on this transition. Our work is based on the assumption that a phase-out of the coal-fired power plant Asnæsværket is imminent and new energy sources will have to be identified. We set up a theoretical framework which consists of a basic understanding of the ongoing change from government to governance, a description of strategic energy planning and the municipal modes of governance: Energy consumer, regulator and facilitator. Through our analyzing steps we cover Kalundborg’s energy consumption, local renewable energy resources and set up an alternative energy scenario for the municipality. We use these modes of governance to identify the municipality’s influence on the energy transition and discuss to what extend strategic energy planning has strengthened this influence. Through our analysis we conclude that the current potential in local renewable energy resources is not sufficient to cover the energy demands. Furthermore we find that the primary influence Kalundborg Municipality has on the transition is through the role of facilitator and found that strategic energy planning mainly contributes to this role.
|Uddannelser||TekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||5 jan. 2015|
- Strategisk energiplanlægning
- vedvarende energi