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District heating market to reach $280bn by 2024

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary New research performed by indicates significant growth for global district heating projects, reaching an overall market value of $280bn by 2024. Rising concerns toward greenhouse gas emissions coupled with strong demand...

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Thin Wall Piping: What’s the Big Deal?

Summary European district heating systems based on hot water have been installed for well over 50 years throughout Scandinavia, Russia and Central Europe. Hot water is typically distributed at temperatures below 250° F. In support of these systems, European manufacturers have developed pre...


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Navigant Research Report Projects Installed Energy Storage for Microgrids Revenue to Total More Than $22 Billion in the Next Decade

Press Release, Business Wire BOULDER, Colo.--A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for energy storage for microgrids (ESMG), providing an analysis of trends and market dynamics, with forecasts for capacity and revenue that extend through 2026. Interest in energy...

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Why Microgrids? It’s All in the Name

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary When Steve Jobs released the first iPhone ten years ago, Bloomberg predicated only “a few gadget freaks” would find it appealing. Bloomberg wasn’t alone. Many other reputable analysts failed to foresee the iPhone’s appeal and how this small device...

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Report shows incremental rise of geothermal in Europe

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) has produced its latest report on the health of the sector. The 6 th edition of the report shows that over the last five years (2012-2016), the use of geothermal energy, particularly for heat...

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Middle East district cooling market to hit $12bn by 2024

Shikha Sinha, Decentralized Energy Summary The size of the Middle East district cooling market will exceed $12bn by 2024, a new study has predicted. In its latest report, US-based analysis firm Global Market Insights said increasing investments toward infrastructure development across...

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Managing Resources and Maintaining Momentum

Summary Cities account for over 70 percent of global energy use and nearly 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Heating and cooling can account for up to half of local energy consumption. Any solution for the climate and energy transition must explicitly address sustainable urban...

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Sharpening the focus & narrowing the frame

Summary This workshop focuses on energy mapping and the use of GIS tools. Taking the first step in analyzing district energy opportunities starts with creating an Energy Map that identifies areas of demand as well as current and future sources of energy. Using GIS based resources available in...


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District Energy in Cities: The Big Picture

Summary This segment explores how cities and communities can consider economic development and sustainability goals through a community energy planning process, leading to greener energy infrastructure supporting climate adaptation and enhanced community resilience. Speakers Ken Smith, Ever...

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Importance of low return temperature in Distric Energy systems

Summary Low return temperature is critical to achieve energy efficiency in DE networks. It’s important to connect DHW properly in order to achieve good cooling. Also right design and operation of heating side pumps have important role in cooling in building heating network. This presentation...