DONG Energy plans to be coal-free at all of its generating plants by 2023.
“The future belongs to renewable energy,” said DONG head Henrik Poulsen.
“We are converting the last of our coal-fired plants to sustainable biomass.”
The future is clear
Poulsen said that the decision was “in line with our vision to lead the transformation to a sustainable energy system and create a leading green energy company”.
Once the changeover is finished at Asnæsværket and Esbjergværket – DONG’s last two coal-fired power plants – all of the company’s power plants will be burning wood chips or pellets.
Since 2006, DONG has lowered its coal consumption by 73 percent.