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Munich and neighbouring municipalities join forces on geothermal in Bavaria

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy View over Munich, Germany (source: Praxisforum Geohtermie.Bayern/ Enerchange) Summary The municipalities of Pullach and Grünwald in the south of Munich, already have successful geothermal plants that supply both communities with district heating. ...

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Feeling the Energy at the Wärmespeicher

et now photos: SSP Design Summary Germany – Eighty Anolis ArcSource 4MC LED fixtures were specified to illuminate the indicator for a new heat storage tank (Wärmespeicher) installed in the Drispenstedt residential district of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony. The impressive 17.5 metre high by...

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German town boosts district heating system with gas engine upgrade

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A German town has invested in a boost for its district heating system with an order or for a new gas engine. The municipal utility for the town of Schwäbisch Hall in southern Germany has awarded a contract to MAN Diesel & Turbo for supply of...

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German university unveils plan for three CHP plants

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Three combined heat and power (CHP) plants are planned for a German university and its associated medical school. The University of Göttingen and University Medical Centre this week announced plans to develop a new, decentralized power and...

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Germany Set for Microgrid Renewables Future

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary LO3 Energy is to activate German neighborhoods with a new approach to the way renewable energy is bought and sold by testing the German market with two local partners, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in cooperation with local energy...

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German government launches solar district heating scheme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The Germany Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, BMWi, has launched District Heating Networks 4.0, a new subsidy scheme for grids which use solar, biomass or waste heat to meet at least 50% of their customers’ annual demand. Since...

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AGFW Codes of Practice: Business Insurance for German/EU District Heating Companies

Speakers Wolf Dietrich Kunze, Vattenfall #AnnualConference #ConferenceProceeding #2014 #AGFW #BusinessModelsandFinancing


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European case studies operating gas turbines for of industrial cogeneration

Summary This presentation will discuss two CHP case studies from Germany. One is a cigarette manufacturer which uses an OP16 gas turbine with additional duct firing to produce process steam. The other is a wheat starch manufacturer which uses an OP16 gas turbine and utilizes its exhaust gases...


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Energiewiende in Germany: Unintended Consequences for District Energy/CHP

Speakers Werner Lutsch, CEO & Managing Director, AGFW #AnnualConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #InternationalPerspectives #Germany #AGFW


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Solar District Heating: How to Tackle Land Use Issues

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Summary Usually, solar district heating (SDH) plants require large fields for collector installations, which has raised concerns at local level because of competing land uses and a system’s potential visual impact on the surroundings. One way out of this...