Project Details

Description

The optimisation of the transition from current district heating systems to 4th generation district heating is a major task for district heating companies. In order to reach a zero carbon future, it will be crucial to learn how to utilise the lowest possible operation temperatures for heating networks and integrate available local heat sources. This project will explore and evaluate the available paths for optimising temperature levels and the use of new, available heat sources. Based on the results, a guideline describes the stepwise transition strategies and objectives that may be preferable for different types of district heating networks depending on their size, efficiency in terms of heat losses and availability of new heat sources.
Short titleIEA DHC Annex XII - STEP
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/10/201730/09/2019

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy