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Gas, Electricity, Water in Copenhagen


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Gas, Electricity

If you are renting a property, it is your responsibility to settle the utility bills directly. Many of the specialist letting agencies include the charges in the rental or service agreement.

Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. Adaptors are readily available at airports should you need them. Visitors from the UK will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.

Copenhagen Energy is the biggest energy provider in Copenhagen. Environment –friendly energy options are popular and the norm.

Water

Nearly all Danish drinking water derives from groundwater. The Danish water supply is highly decentralized, with large and small waterworks situated all over the country.

A connection fee is charged when the consumer is connected to the water supply. In 2001, the total connection fee of a normal city one-family house was DKK 12,191 DKK. Apart from the connection fee and water bill, a green tax is charged on water consumption. The consumer normally receives one overall bill for drinking water, wastewater, green taxes and VAT. The payment system on both drinking water and wastewater is based on a break-even principle, which in short means that the incomes cover the expenses. Therefore the water prices vary a lot from one supplier to another.

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Update 30/04/2008



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