In the Netherlands the KoWaNet project has tested local low temperature networks in order to make heating and cooling of Dutch buildings carbon neutral.
Distribution & storage articles
How to utilize district heating for cooling in a smart way
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.
Heat pumps in district heating systems
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.
The impact of refrigeration technology on climate, economy and health
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.
Thermal Energy Storage
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.
Distribution Technologies for LTDH/HTDC
This article presents different aspects of distribution-side technologies for LTDH and HTDC.
There are big advantages with short term thermal storage (TES) to cut daily peaks in the heat load in DH/DC systems.
Strategies for decreasing peak loads and energy use
This article describes the main techniques adopted for decreasing peak loads and manage the demand side of a DH or DC system.
Webinar: Integration of heat, power and intermittent renewables
With the evolution of electricity/power sources and district energy systems, it is becoming easier to increase the interaction.
Webinar: Seasonal and short-term storage
Thermal energy storage (TES) can balance the demand and supply during peak periods, as well as maximising system efficiency.
Webinar: Short-term storage in buildings
This presentation describes the long-term project by Gothenburg Energy on how to go ahead with short-term storage in buildings.