Heat storage map

Map of potential heat reservoirs

The map facilitates finding the best areas for heat storage in the shallower substratum.

Heat storage is a method for saving surplus energy from energy sources with a fluctuating production, such as sun and wind power.

The interactive map contains data showing relevant information about the conditions in the upper part of the Danish underground that are especially important in relation to heat storage, given that not all geological formations are equally well suited.

By using this map, authorities, district heating companies and other industries will be able to screen specific areas in the substratum and find the most optimal places for different storage technologies

The new interactive map combines existing geological knowledge about the substratum with information about the position of the district heating power plants, and other relevant areas of interest, such as water extraction and protection areas etc.

Furthermore, it is possible to distinguish between different methods for heat storage, depending on the chosen system.

A user guide in Danish can be accessed from the application, explaining how to use the map and types of data that can be retrieved.

Claus Becher Ditlefsen
Near Surface Land and Marine Geology