The role of district heating in the future Danish energy system

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The role of district heating in the future Danish energy system. / Münster, Marie; Morthorst, Poul Erik; Larsen, Helge V.; Bregnbæk, Lars; Werling, Jesper; Lindboe, Hans henrik; Ravn, Hans .

In: Energy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2012, p. 47-55.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Münster, Marie; Morthorst, Poul Erik; Larsen, Helge V.; Bregnbæk, Lars; Werling, Jesper; Lindboe, Hans henrik; Ravn, Hans / The role of district heating in the future Danish energy system.

In: Energy, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2012, p. 47-55.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "The role of district heating in the future Danish energy system",
keywords = "District heating, Optimization, Energy system analysis",
publisher = "Pergamon",
author = "Marie Münster and Morthorst, {Poul Erik} and Larsen, {Helge V.} and Lars Bregnbæk and Jesper Werling and Lindboe, {Hans henrik} and Hans Ravn",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1016/j.energy.2012.06.011",
volume = "48",
number = "1",
pages = "47--55",
journal = "Energy",
issn = "0360-5442",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The role of district heating in the future Danish energy system

A1 - Münster,Marie

A1 - Morthorst,Poul Erik

A1 - Larsen,Helge V.

A1 - Bregnbæk,Lars

A1 - Werling,Jesper

A1 - Lindboe,Hans henrik

A1 - Ravn,Hans

AU - Münster,Marie

AU - Morthorst,Poul Erik

AU - Larsen,Helge V.

AU - Bregnbæk,Lars

AU - Werling,Jesper

AU - Lindboe,Hans henrik

AU - Ravn,Hans

PB - Pergamon

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - In the EU and in Denmark, the aim is to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to use energy more efficiently. District heating and combined heat and power have significant potential with regard to<br/>achieving this aim. New technologies may make individual solutions such as electric heating, heat pumps and micro-CHP more attractive than previously. Therefore, the competitive conditions between district heating and other types of heating may change in the future. The question is therefore whether district heating can contribute to ensuring the sustainability of future energy systems? Denmark is used as a case as the country has a high share of district heating and produces 20% of the electricity with wind power. The analyses are carried out using the electricity market model Balmorel, which facilitates cost optimization of operation and investments in energy production plants as well as electricity transmission. To be able to perform the analysis an extension of the model is developed, where it is also possible to optimize between investments in individual heating plants or in expansion of the district heating networks, depending on investment costs, energy density of the potential areas and their distance to existing district heating networks. Results show that district heating may contribute to the sustainability and security of supply of future energy systems and that under the given assumptions it is cost effective to increase the share of district heating up to 55e57% of the heat demand although substantial heat saving measures are installed.

AB - In the EU and in Denmark, the aim is to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to use energy more efficiently. District heating and combined heat and power have significant potential with regard to<br/>achieving this aim. New technologies may make individual solutions such as electric heating, heat pumps and micro-CHP more attractive than previously. Therefore, the competitive conditions between district heating and other types of heating may change in the future. The question is therefore whether district heating can contribute to ensuring the sustainability of future energy systems? Denmark is used as a case as the country has a high share of district heating and produces 20% of the electricity with wind power. The analyses are carried out using the electricity market model Balmorel, which facilitates cost optimization of operation and investments in energy production plants as well as electricity transmission. To be able to perform the analysis an extension of the model is developed, where it is also possible to optimize between investments in individual heating plants or in expansion of the district heating networks, depending on investment costs, energy density of the potential areas and their distance to existing district heating networks. Results show that district heating may contribute to the sustainability and security of supply of future energy systems and that under the given assumptions it is cost effective to increase the share of district heating up to 55e57% of the heat demand although substantial heat saving measures are installed.

KW - District heating

KW - Optimization

KW - Energy system analysis

U2 - 10.1016/j.energy.2012.06.011

DO - 10.1016/j.energy.2012.06.011

JO - Energy

JF - Energy

SN - 0360-5442

IS - 1

VL - 48

SP - 47

EP - 55

ER -