Inside One Of The World's Most Efficient Power Stations / by Alastair Wiper

Just like the other two main power stations of Copenhagen, Svanemølleværket and H.C. Ørstedsværket, Avedøre Power Station (Avedøreværket) is a monument on the city's skyline. Designed by architects Claus Bjarrum and Jørgen Hauxner, and located in the suburb of Avedøre to the south of Copenhagen, the power station consists of two separate units: Avedøre 1, from 1990, burns mostly coal and sometimes oil, and can reach an energy conversion efficiency of 91%; Avedøre 2, from 2001, burns a wide range of fuels including natural gas, straw, wood pellets and heavy fuel oil. Avedøre 2 can reach an energy conversion efficiency of 94%, making it one of the most efficient power stations in the world. Both units supply a combination of electricity and district heating in the form of hot water, and according to the owners, Dong Energy, the power station "supplies 200,000 households with heat and generates about 30 % of the electricity consumption on Zealand, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 1.3 million households."

This is shot as part of a larger project about the power stations of Copenhagen, so stay tuned for more and check out previous installments such as H.C. Ørstedsværket, Svanemølleværket Power Station, Vestforbrænding Incineration Plant and Amagerforbrændning Incineration Plant.

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