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Simulation based evaluation of large scale waste heat utilization in urban district heating networks: Optimized integration and operation of a seasonal storage

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...


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Towards smart thermal grids: Techno-economic feasibility of commercial heat-to-power technologies for district heating

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...


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National Grid: UK action on heat essential to meet carbon reduction targets

Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News Summary It is crucial for the UK to take action on heat to ensure it meets its carbon reduction targets. That’s according to National Grid, which suggests a mix of low carbon heating solutions and better thermal efficiency of buildings will be needed. ...


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Optimized Cogeneration System Operation for a Secure and Comfortable Life - Community Energy Management System for F-Grid Miyagi

Summary Company: F-Grid Miyagi Location: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Completion Date: 2015 After the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake, F-Grid Miyagi now uses a gas engine cogeneration system in its automotive factory to protect against the next energy crisis and...

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Methods for optimized design and management of CHP systems for district heating networks (DHN)

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...


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Solar district heating potential of small towns in Europe

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Charts and table: PlanEnergi Summary Most small European towns connected to a district heating network have enough land available for a solar field to meet 20 % of heat demand. In all, 93 % of the identified solar heat potential can be produced at a price...


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New West utility getting a new name

Theresa McManus, New Westminster Record The new urban solar garden being constructed on the roof of the Queensborough Community Centre is one of the initiatives that's prompted a change in the city's electric utility commission - which is now the New Westminster Utility Commission. Photograph...


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Aalborg CSP A/S cuts ribbon on high-performance solar heating plant in Denmark

Press Release, Aalborg CSP Danish renewable energy specialist, Aalborg CSP A/S has today (30 June) in collaboration with the client, Smørum Kraftvarme A.m.b.A. inaugurated a brand new 11,312m 2 solar district facility in Smørum, the capital area of Denmark. The plant, which has during test...


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China to Expand Air Pollution Measures

The Maritime Executive Summary On July 3, China’s State Council released the full text of a three-year action plan to curb air pollution by 2020. Air pollution in China is now affecting 37 percent of China's population, and measures taken so far are falling short of government goals and...


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NIB funds sustainable heat and energy production in Northern Finland

Press Release, Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) Rendering of the Laanila biopower plant. Photo: Oulun Energia / UKI Arkkitehdit NIB and the Finnish energy company Oulu Energia have signed a EUR 100 million loan agreement to finance the construction of a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant...