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Jul 12, 2018 10:52 AM
Summary The integration of renewable heat sources and industrial waste heat in urban district heating (DH) networks is essential for a sustainable and low-carbon heat supply and therefore a key element for a future prove energy system. Achieving this integration requires the investigation of different ...
Jul 12, 2018 10:47 AM
Summary Recent improvements in low-temperature heat-to-power (LTHtP) technologies have led to an increase in efficiency at lower temperatures and lower cost. LTHtP has so far not been used in district heating. The aim of the study is to establish under what conditions the use of existing LTHtP technology ...
Jul 11, 2018 10:45 AM
Summary DOE's CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. Key services of the CHP TAPs include End User Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement, and Technical ...
Jul 11, 2018 10:23 AM
Summary The paper analyzes some of the problems connected with the design, construction and management of cogeneration plants for district heating networks (CHP-DHN). Although the advantages of cogeneration systems compared with conventional ones for separate energy production, one of the unresolved ...
May 22, 2018 2:58 PM
Summary Under the District Cooling Act, EMA has issued the   District Cooling Services Supply Code   for the regulation of activities and conduct in the district cooling. The Code sets out the minimum standards of performance that must be met in the provision of district cooling services. The Code ...
May 16, 2018 11:30 AM
Summary Though combined heat and power (CHP) systems are known for their ability to operate in “island mode” independently of the central grid, they occasionally need to interconnect for supplemental or backup power during either scheduled or unscheduled outages. Utilities implement standby rates to ...
May 2, 2018 10:58 AM
Summary Cities account for more than 70 per cent of global energy use and for 40 to 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide (Seto et al.,2014). Systemic inefficiencies in the energy consumption of cities have economic and social costs for both cities and countries and are a major barrier to ...
Apr 17, 2018 12:42 PM
Summary In a district energy system, a central plant or plants produce steam, hot water, or chilled water, which is then pumped through a network of insulated pipes to provide space heating, cooling, and/or hot water for nearby connected customer buildings. The U.S. Energy Information Administration ...
Apr 10, 2018 3:48 PM
AC Orrell, JS Homer, Y Tang, U.S. Department of Energy Summary The adoption of distributed generation has different implications for system owners, utilities, utility customers, and the community. As such, distributed generation can be valued differently by different stakeholders. This white paper ...
Apr 5, 2018 3:03 PM
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Summary The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is pleased to share the findings from the recently released 2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. This brief focuses on the deployment trends and sustainability benefits of combined heat and power ...

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