Importance of the demand-supply balance in district heating systems
On Thursday June 5 at 10:00 CET, during his doctoral defense Dmytro Romanchenko, PhD Student at Chalmers University of Technology, will present how, in line with global efforts directed against climate change, the building sector will have to undergo significant changes in terms of its energy use, along with the transformation of the energy system. The scope of this thesis is limited to the energy supply and demand within district heating (DH) systems, with the emphasis on the space heating demand in buildings. The overall aim is to improve our understanding of how the demand-supply balance can be maintained in the future.
This work applies a techno-economic optimization model that was developed to study optimal dispatch and utilization strategies for DH systems, including endogenous calculation of the space heating demand in buildings, thereby enabling a feedback mechanism between demand and supply. The present work uses the building stock and DH system of Gothenburg, Sweden as a case study, although generalizable insights are derived.
The doctoral defense will take place on Thursday June 5, 2020 at 10:00 CET via the following Zoom link: https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/65743688378