Challenges in Smart Low-Temperature District Heating Development

Hongwei Li, Stephen Jia Wang

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Previous research and development shows that low temperature district heating (LTDH) system is economic feasible for low energy buildings and buildings at sparse areas. Coupling with reduced network temperature and well-designed district heating (DH) networks, LTDH can reduce network heat loss by up
to 75% comparing with the current medium temperature district heating system. Further system efficiency improvement can be achieved through a holistic approach which includes measures such as reduced system design margin, enhanced demand side management and improved operation of decentralized heat generations. The realization of such efficiency improvement measures will increase the demand for well functioned monitoring, communication, control and decision support tools and services to coordinate each component in the DH system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnergy Procedia
Pages (from-to)1472-1475
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International Conference on Applied Energy - National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 30 May 20142 Jun 2014


Conference6th International Conference on Applied Energy
LocationNational Taiwan University of Science and Technology
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei City

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  • Low-temperature
  • District heating
  • Efficiency
  • Agent based

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