district heating network Articles

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • First industrial application of an open absorption cycle for heat transformation in a district-heating network

    The first plant for high temperature utilisation of higher heating value was realised under industrial conditions in a combined heat and power plant. The technology results in an increased heat recovery temperature and a stronger dehumidification of the flue gas. Beyond that, the use of large solution flow within an adiabatic absorber enables to combine gas scrubbing and dehumidifying. Economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Harbin daoli - District Heating, China case study

    In cooperation with ABB A/S Skovlunde and APV A/S Kolding DESMI A/S replaced large parts of the heating network in Harbin in China. Daoli is one of the seven districts of Harbin, the largest city in North East China with approx. 11 million inhabitants. It is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called the “Ice City” – so therefore the city welcomed this ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Recycling industrial waste heat for sustainable district heating: a multi-actor perspective

    Addressing the climate change and energy scarcity problems are two of the most complex sustainability challenges facing not only scientists, but also policy makers. Attempts at tackling these issues should be approached from two fronts: by increasing the energy efficiency (demand side) and by promoting the usage of renewables and non-Greenhouse Gases emitting energy sources (supply side). ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Switch2 Energy is shortlisted for trio of awards for excellence in district heating

    Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for a trio of energy industry awards for its smart metering technology that is helping to decarbonise heat networks and cut costs for customers. The company has reached the finals of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards in the Innovation and Customer Engagement ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution

    Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of 'last resort', has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • Q&A: The world’s eyes turn to Minnesota on district energy

    Frank Jossi reports in Midwest Energy News that for the second time in a little more than a decade St. Paul is hosting an international conference on district energy. Ken Smith is the president and CEO of District Energy St. Paul and past Chair of the International District Energy ...

  • An anchor tenant approach to network management: considering regional material and energy flow networks

    In a similar way to several other areas of management, approaches to networking and network systems have received increasing attention in the literature on corporate or industrial environmental management. It has been acknowledged that the life cycles of products and their resource use, waste and emission generation are affected by or affect many different companies and other societal actors such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eco-Industrial Networking: Co-operation Adds Value to Total Environmental and Economic Performance

    Company Overview Fortum Corporation is an international energy group formed through the combination of two Finnish industrial groups, IVO Group, the power company, and Neste Group, the oil and gas company. Fortum has extensive operations in the energy sector in the Nordic countries, the Baltic Rim and in a number of other markets worldwide. Fortum's core business is energy: oil and gas, power ...


  • New Measures to Protect Workers from Heat Stress in China

    Work system to control heat exposure It is stipulated in the Measures that working time under high temperature shall be controlled by employers, unless exceptional cases of damaging life & property security and public interest exist. When the temperature reaches 40°C, outdoor work shall cease. When it stands at 37°C to 40°C, outdoor work shall not exceed more than ...


    By SGS

  • Separation of CO2 during combustion of coal in a pressurised fluidised bed

    The combustion of coal is accompanied by CO2 emissions. This carbon dioxide can be separated from the flue gases in the Combustion Chamber (CC) by means of adsorption on calcium oxide (carbonation) which in turn can be regenerated in a calcination process. A description of the processes and the integration in a whole power station that serves a district heating network and generates electricity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practical application of the RUTA safe pool-type nuclear reactor to demonstrate the advantages of atomic energy use

    The concept of the RUTA water-cooled, water-moderated pool-type nuclear reactor is presented. The basic findings of the RUTA-70 pilot district-heating plant in the science town of Obninsk, Kaluga Region, Russia, and its capabilities for nuclear technology research purposes, are shown. The basic technical data of the reactor facility are presented and its design is described in brief. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CIBSE Event at Kings Cross CHP plant a great success - Case Study

    Clarke Energy showcases GE’s Jenbacher combined heat and power (CHP) engines at the 67 acre, Kings Cross development at Hoare Lea. Hoare Lea is a firm of consulting engineers, specialising in mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering. The event took place on the evening of ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • A GIS-based regional energy-environment policy model

    This paper describes a regional energy-environment modelling approach that explicitly takes into account the spatial distribution of production and demand activities, with their associated emissions. Indeed, some of the information used at a regional level has a spatial representation (e.g. district heating, electricity grid, natural gas network, traffic, public transport, etc.). We have defined ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decentralised energy: powering a sustainable future

    With rising fuel prices putting households under pressure, Helen Andrews Tipper, Public Sector Energy Programmes Manager, explains how decentralised energy schemes provide an alternative solution How we generate and consume energy is perhaps the most significant threat to economic and social wellbeing that we face today. Already high energy prices are only predicted to keep rising. Our ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • What does decarbonising the UK actually mean?

    How can we get further up the road to decarbonising the UK, and what can we learn from other countries? When the North Sea gas was found by accident at a water well in the German city of Hamburg in 1911, it is doubtful they knew that the discovery would be the toast of British energy companies in years to come. North Sea gas, extracted from the many oilfields that have been ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • The shifting landscape for renewable energy in the UK

    The UK Government has a commitment to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). As a result, the UK landscape surrounding renewable energy is shifting rapidly to help deliver a low carbon future. Recently, there have been a number of national consultations which are likely to have a significant bearing on the future viability of non-fossil ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Allready-Box brings security to production of bioenergy

    Animal feed manufacturer Futtertrocknung Mindelheim eG of southern Germany has been operating a co-generation power station since 2008. During the summer months, this power station uses ecological methods to generate the heat and electricity the company needs to dry soilage. Utilizing a year-round, low-temperature heating network, it supplies local industrial firms and public institutions with ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • EU to reallocate €115m for energy efficiency projects

    The EU has approved reforms that will free up €115m stimulus cash to be reallocated for energy efficiency projects with an impact on economic recovery. The Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament approved reforms yesterday to EU rules on financial assistance that will free up about €115m (£95.6m) in otherwise unspent funds. The EU funds could be used to ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

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