Fårup holiday park cutting down electricity with new infrastructure
Fårup Sommerland in northern Jutland, Denmark’s oldest holiday park, is taking measures to make itself more environmentally friendly.
The complex, which covers 90 hectares and welcomes 700,000 guests every year, is investing in a new ‘intelligent’ electric system that will consolidate its electrical installations, resulting in economy of scale and facilitating an easier overview of consumption.
Morten Andersen, one of the electricians on the team behind the project, explained that the new system would have a number of operational advantages. “We cover an area the size of 55 football pitches, so there’s no doubt that we will save both time and energy by combining all of our installations into one simple interface,” he said.
“For example, we have almost 80 meters that we’ve previously read manually once a month. In the future we will be able to follow them live without having to plan regular visits unless there’s a fault.”
But Søren Kragelund, the head of Fårup Sommerland, said that environmental concerns are at the heart of the investment.
“Over the course of the past few seasons we have focused on reducing our energy consumption and have therefore made a partnership with the local electrical supplier Nyfors, which is a specialist in green energy savings,” he explained.
“The new project of combining our installations fits in perfectly with our focus and our partnership with Nyfors. The next step is now to get measurements and visualisations in place, so we can get a better overview of our consumption.”