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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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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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Wastewater treatment plants add biogas-fueled CHP

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. Two projects demonstrate the use of biogas to cogenerate heat and power, boosting the sustainability of wastewater treatment operations. Water reclamation facilities – an important and often less visible component of...


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The promise and pitfalls of new green building policies: Can district energy thrive?

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. New Canadian green building policies focusing on carbon emissions – rather than just energy – offer new opportunities for district solutions in fighting climate change. Building codes, like district energy, have existed...


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Richmond, B.C., and Corix partner on City Centre district energy program

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. The city of Richmond, B.C., has created a novel public-private partnership with Corix Utilities to develop district energy services for its downtown core. Located on Lulu Island in the Fraser River estuary, the city of...


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Metro Vancouver’s vibrant district energy market

This article appears in the Q2 2018 of District Energy magazine. Across the greater Vancouver, B.C., area, neighborhood energy systems are growing in size and number and increasing their use of renewable energy technologies. The mountain-backed seaport of Vancouver, B.C., on Canada’s...


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Utility CHP ownership – a new partnership

This article was featured in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine . Investor-owned utilities have a unique opportunity to partner with clients to deploy efficient, resilient and economical CHP capacity. Over the past five to 10 years the energy and power industry in the U.S....


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Underneath the ivy

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy magazine . Early adopters of district energy, Ivy League schools continue expanding and improving their underground distribution networks. Ivy League colleges and universities are some of the oldest and most renowned in the...


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Powering the future from remains of the past

This article appears in the Q1 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine Facing a boiler capacity shortage, the University of Minnesota rehabilitated a retired, antiquated steam plant into a model of modern efficiency and sustainability. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities...