HOFOR – Greater Copenhagen Utility- create sustainable towns and citites.
HOFOR has more than 1,200 employees, supplying 1.1 million customers in the Copenhagen metropolitan area with:
- Drinking water
- District heating
- District cooling
- Town gas
- Disposal of wastewater
We also climate proof the metropolitan area against torrential downpours, we erect wind turbines and we own the Amagerværket power station, which produces electricity and district heating.
HOFOR wants to create sustainable towns and cities
HOFOR’s vision is to create sustainable towns and cities, based on climate-friendly and environmentally-safe supply solutions.
Everything that our company does on a daily basis – down to the very last detail – is about creating sustainable towns and cities, because people will still need to live in them in 100 years’ time.
To counteract climate change, HOFOR is working to make the energy supply CO2-neutral and to reduce urban energy consumption through a variety of initiatives – from energy consultancy to the reconstruction of waterworks and power stations.
HOFOR’s main sustainable focus areas are
1. Protecting the groundwater from pollution and overconsumption to ensure that we have clean drinking water in the future.
2. Coordinating climate adaptation and cloudburst protection to ensure that we can efficiently pipe the water away from residential and commercial buildings.
3. Supplying CO2-neutral energy and advising on energy-efficient solutions. Whether district heating, town gas or district cooling, our goal is for it to be CO2-neutral by 2025, hence our building of wind turbines, both on and offshore.
HOFOR is also a key player when it comes to protecting towns and cities against climate change. HOFOR’s solutions include extension of the sewer system through cloudburst tunnels and basins, surface solutions and the establishment of a new, blue-green infrastructure, such as rainwater lakes and green areas where the water can seep down. These are solutions which both reduce the risk of flooding and create new green and blue oases in the urban space.