This study contributes to an enhanced knowledge of European DHC markets, needed
to develop policies, initiatives and projects contributing to achieving the decarbonisation
targets set by the European Green Deal.
This deliverable describes the innovations installed in the A2A demonstrator as well as the main technical and economic aspects of those implementations, the measures for the implementation quality control, the commissioning of the demo site and initial operation.
Norrenergi renewed a pipe section in the Stockholm district heating network without excavating or replacing the old pipes. The energy company identified a leaking district heating pipe situated under a road in Stockholm. To replace this pipe section using traditional methods – traffic, including several bus lines, would have been heavily affected, as a large road section would require excavation. Faced with this problem, Norrenergi turned to Pressure Pipe Relining Sweden AB (“PPR”) and decided to use CarboSeal®, a new solution to rehabilitate district heating pipes by relining them.
In cooperation with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and their Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling, the UN environment cities initiative and the representative organizations of the district energy sector the winners of the 7th Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed during the virtual awards ceremony on November 11, 2021.
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 guidebook contains aggregated information about the main economic drivers for low-temperature district heating. It shows how to obtain lower temperatures in heating systems inside existing and new buildings, as well as in existing and new heat distribution networks.
For decades the focus of district heating (DH) has been on energy efficiency and minimum operating temperatures. This quest for continuous efficiency improvements led to the modern 4th generation of DH (4GDH), operating at lowest possible temperature for direct utilization by end-user.