Press release from DONG Energy sent at 10:25 AM on Monday 14.12.2009
Djursland makes its mark on the green map
Enters partnership with DONG Energy
Norddjurs Municipality, Grenaa port and DONG Energy enter partnership agreement today. The agreement will be signed at the town hall at 2.00 pm.
Norddjurs municipality and the port of Grenaa have a clear ambition to make a mark as active players that find new ways to make a difference to the climate. This is why they are signing a partnership agreement with DONG Energy today.
“We will be putting significant efforts into the development of Grenaa as a port, into reducing energy consumption in our public buildings, and we will support the development of sustainable energy," says Torben Jensen, Mayor of Norddjurs.
Commenting on the partnership, Torben Jensen says: "We hope that we can facilitate DONG Energy’s erection of the wind farm on Anholt. There are exciting employment opportunities for Djursland there. That is why we are happy to commit to buying CO2-neutral power from the farm and we will also look at the possibility of using the harbour at Grenaa for unloading materials during construction of the new wind turbines."
Anders Eldrup, CEO of DONG Energy says about the partnership: "We have entered 30 greements of this type, and they always generate new, good ideas and dialogues about the partners' individual requirements and strategies."
Something new that DONG Energy is bringing to its partnerships is for the first time to offer support such as development tools that can help municipalities integrate climate considerations when preparing new local plans.
There are also plans to use the climate-friendly LED-technology in street lighting and to involve its staff in disseminating knowledge about climate and energy. This will be achieved through teambuilding events for relevant employees of the municipality. Finally, the partners will also have to assess how the heating planning in Grenaa can be optimized, including the possibility of supporting the production of bioethanol.
For further information:
Anders Brinch Larsen, Environment and Technical Director, Norddjurs Kommune firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. +45 2137 5574
DONG Energy, Media Relations,
Press Officer Morten Kidal
Tel. +45 9955 9583