Vattenfall, one of the larger energy suppliers in the Netherlands, has a clear goal: to enable fossil-free living within one generation. We were approached by architect Willem Schutter when he was designing a circular heat substation in Amsterdam.
The Hakfort Heat Transfer Station (Warmteoverdrachtstation Hakfort, or short: WOS Hakfort) in Amsterdam Zuidoost (Southeast) is part of the district heating network of the city of Amsterdam.
District heating is comfortable and environmentally friendly heat coming from a combined heat and power plant. The heat is released when electricity is generated and can be reused for heating residential areas and industrial estates. This way of heating requires almost no extra gas.
Residents and companies with district heating and sustainable cooling achieved 55% less CO2 emissions in 2020 in the southeastern part of Amsterdam, compared to gas-fired central heating systems. This will improve further in the coming years by using new, sustainable heat sources.