Energy providers and property owners can both benefit from an innovative cooling concept based on the utilization of the flexibility in district heating systems, and in particular by harvesting excess heat from a cooling process. A Berlin demo case is presented from the Flexi-Sync project.
Technical solutions articles
The combination of district heating and heat pumps are foreseen to have a key role in the future district heating systems. This article looks at the integration of large-scale heat pumps in district heating, which can help balancing the power grid when the production of electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources fluctuates.
This study is investigating how Swedish energy prices are influenced by the owner of the energy network – a private or a municipal company.
This article describes the refrigeration industry from an environmental point of view and argues for phasing out refrigerators with gases that contribute to global warming.
This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems.
Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat: 6 guides to put you on the right track
The HeatNet NWE project aims to introduce 4DHC (4th generation District Heating) in North West Europe. Here are six guides from the project.
This handbook from the Upgrade DH project describes technical and non-technical approaches for upgrading existing systems.
This article is based on a webinar within the project Flexi-Sync and describes the approach taken in the project to optimise district energy flexibility.
This database collects useful web applications and interactive maps from around the world to be used for the study of sustainable Energy Systems.
This article presents three methods for optimising the operation of a District Heating/District Cooling network, focusing on the utility side of the network.
This article presents an overview of Thermal Energy Storage (TES), which can help balance energy demand and supply over time – and reduce CO2 emissions and costs.
The IEA publication Solar Heat for cities: The sustainable solution provides information about solar heating for cities and showcases nine solar district heating systems built in Europen cities.