Industry and the Municipality - A Powerful Combination
District Energy has a three-fold attraction: financial savings for the customer, a revenue stream for the provider, and economic revival for the community. The District Energy Company is the forum for their achievement. The key to the company’s success is in marrying the needs of the energy supplier (process industry), the customer (city building owners) and the municipality in order to minimise the inherent engineering, financial and marketing risks. This paper discusses the issue, citing examples of current business structures and ways in which the process industries may benefit from the venture.