This article aims to investigate the advantages of DH in an intersectoral
context: offering versatile technology expansion options and therefore the ability to provide
flexibility to the electric system.
In district heating (DH) systems, the time of use of energy is becoming more important. For example, the use of sustainable baseload units over peak units is favored. Also heat production units coupled to the electricity grid, such as cogeneration plants and heat pumps, can profit from fluctuating prices and balance the electricity network at the same time.
The city of Tuzla is placed in North-East part of the country (Bosnia), with around 170,000 inhabitants. The DH system is based on cogeneration (CHP) in Tuzla’s coal-based power plant (Tuzla TPP)operated by EPBiH power utility.
The City of Kortrijk installed a pilot heatnet at Kortrijk Weide, as a nucleus for further extensions in the city. The feasibility to install a heatnet backbone from the waste incinerator at the outskirts of the city, along the River Leie, to the city center was researched.
Dollnstein is a small community with about 2,700 inhabitants in the heart of Bavaria, Germany. Dollnstein is located in the Altmühltal Nature Park, one of the most popular touristic destinations in Bavaria.A combined heat and power plant (CHP) and photovoltaic power plants supply the electricity for the thermeco2 machine and the pumps in the households. In an intelligent system, the heating centre, heating network and consumer are connected to each other – including power supply of the consumer stations.
The GRENOBLE-ALPES-METROPOLIS district heating, with its 170 km of liquid pressurized water distribution pipes, is the second largest District Heating System in France (900 GWh). The district heating is a strong part of the energy strategy of the city. The integration of renewable and recovery energy accelerates and solutions are deployed to achieve a 100% RE District Heating in 2033.