Monday, December 5 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Dec 05
Week of Nov 28
Week of Nov 21
Week of Nov 14
Week of Nov 07
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Ørsted says fossil fuel units restart does not change carbon-neutrality goal


    October 3, 2022 - SeeNews Renewables

     

      October 3 (Renewables Now) - Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) announced on Saturday that because of the European energy crisis, the Danish authorities have ordered the company to resume operations of close to 1 GW of power station units relying on fossil fuels.

      The offshore wind major confirmed in a statement that it will comply and added that this does not change its objective to become carbon-neutral by 2025 because the order concerns the period through June 2024.

      "We will, of course, comply with the Danish authorities’ order, and we'll now begin preparing and maintaining the units as well as securing the staffing necessary to operate them. We still believe that we, as a society, must phase out the use of gas, oil, and coal as soon as possible, but we're in the middle of a European energy crisis, and we will, of course, contribute to ensuring the electricity supply to the best of our ability,” commented Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO of Ørsted.

      The order relates to the coal-fired unit 3 at Esbjerg Power Station (370 MW) and unit 4 at Studstrup Power Station (360 MW), as well as the oil-fired unit 21 at the Kyndby Peak Load Plant (260 MW). The two latter units have already been decommissioned, while the Esbjerg Power Station was supposed to go through this procedure next March.

      Ørsted stressed that it will need time to get everything in place because the operation of these units requires training highly specialised workers. It intends to get the units ready for operation as soon as possible.

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.