Calorific Values

The calorific value is used to calculate how much energy has been shipped and received.

Settlement purposes

Gas companies use calorific values for energy account settlement purposes.

For the monthly energy settlement purposes, the companies use calorific values from the current month

Average calorific values and densitites are used to calculate the amount of energy delivered by our gas system when taking into account regional difference in gas quality that are due to variations in operational conditions of the Danish gas system.

The amounts of energy of the delivered gas can vary in different places in the country due to the current operating conditions. The calorific values are monthly averages of the actual measured values. They may vary from the values used to settle consumption. Further information is available from the gas supplier and from the local distribution companies, who can state which station the gas is delivered from.

The CO2 emission factor is calculated at the lower calorific value of the gas and assuming 100% combustion. The official CO2 emissionsfactor is published by Energistyrelsen yearly.

Below you will find the month's average upper calorific value and density from Energinet's measuring and regulating stations. Upper calorific value is used to calculate the amounts of energy transported, while density is used to convert between mass and volume.

You will find the monthly averages for the upper calorific value and density, measured at Energinet’s M/R stations. The upper calorific value is used for calculating the amount of transported energy, while the density figure is used to convert mass to volume.

Find the calorific value and normal density for the danish gas system here

The calorific values on energidataservice cannot be used for settlement

The calorific values listed on EDS for border stations and gas storage facilities are for informational purposes only and is not suited for settlement purposes.

Calorific value

Calorific value is a measurement of energy per unit of gas and is used to settle commercial transactions

See the monthly caloric values for all M/R stations

Calorific values on Energidataservice