IT based optimization of District Heating Networks

  • Nielsen, Henrik Aalborg (Project Manager)
  • Madsen, Henrik (Project Participant)
  • Laursen, Peter (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    The projects superior objective is to work as a catalyzer for
    distribution and practical use of a number of optimization methods and
    tools for the district heating sector. By collecting these functions
    in one modern IT-tool and by introducing new working methods the
    project will work as a lever and make these optimizations practically
    operational and attractive for the district heating companies.
    It is the aim of the IT-tool to be able to integrate a number of functions, such as:
    * Network tools for dimensioning and analysis.
    * Optimization of storage tanks and other supply sources.
    * Strategies for optimum pump operation and control.
    * Advanced forecasts and temperature controllers.
    * On-line measurements and status from SCADA systems.
    * Geographic map information from pipe registration / GIS systems.
    * Information from customer databases.
    * An uncomplicated and clear presentation of deviations from the
    optimum operation condition.
    The main contributions from DTU/IMM are:
    * Installation of the DTU/IMM on-line system PRESS (Prognose- og
    EnergiStyrings System) at Frederiksberg Varmeværk.
    * Research regarding heat load forecasting using on-line meteorological forecasts.
    * Research regarding optimal load scheduling of storage tanks.
    Effective start/end date01/02/199831/12/2002

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