District Heating 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

  • A Guide to District Heating Ireland

    Following on from last week’s conference, please find below the link to A Guide to District Heating Ireland, which has been developed by Dublin’s energy agency Codema on behalf of the Irish Bioenergy Association and Tom Bruton of BioXL.  The guide aims to understand district heating and its ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Electric utilities leveraging district energy systems to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

    Aaron Larson, associate editor (@AaronL_Power, @POWERmagazine), reports in Power magazine on developing business opportunities for electric utilities in district energy, drawing from presentations given at the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Acoustiblok® Quiets Well Motor Noise for California Water District

    Acoustiblok recently resolved a noisy well motor issue that was affecting some nearby residents for Three Valleys Municipal Water District (Three Valleys MWD) in California. Ben Peralta, a Three Valleys MWD engineer working on the project said, “The new Acoustiblok All Weather Sound Panels perform better than the old ...


    By Acoustiblok International

  • District Heating – hot water serves up a successful recipe for Rotork - Case Study

    Overview The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) operates the largest district heating system in Denmark. Seven combined heat and power (CHP) and two waste incineration power plants, supported by 14 peak load power plants, supply heat to the CTR transmission system, consisting of over 100 kilometres of mostly underground pipelines with diameters up to 800 mm. Water is ...


    By Rotork

  • The Aberdeen Heat and Power district energy schemes - Case Study

    District energy schemes seemed to be the right decision for the Aberdeen City Council (ACC). They had conducted a study of its housing stock and established that the multi-storey buildings (of which they have 59 in Aberdeen) were too expensive to heat. These buildings also had lower energy ratings, thus people living in them were subject to high energy bills. In 2002, as one of the results of the ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • 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

  • Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts: Siloxane Removal

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts have long been involved with recovering landfill and digester gas for energy to power turbines and internal combustion engines. Their experience led them to identify performance issues associated with these gases. One particular challenge is siloxanes. Cyclic organic silicon monomers (siloxanes) used in the manufacture of personal hygiene, health care and ...


    By Pioneer Air Systems

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • District Cooling Project – NUON Energy

    District Cooling Project – NUON Energy District cooling Zuidoost Lob Amsterdam Nuon, part of Vattenfall, is a leading energy company that generates electricity and produces gas, heating and cooling, which is supplies to approximately 2.2 million households, companies and organizations in the Netherlands. In 2009 DESMI supplied energy efficient pumps to Nuon for a ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • District Cooling Project – NUON Energy

    Nuon, part of Vattenfall, is a leading energy company that generates electricity and produces gas, heating and cooling, which is supplies to approximately 2.2 million households, companies and organizations in the Netherlands. In 2009 DESMI supplied energy efficient pumps to Nuon for a district cooling project in the south area of Amsterdam. Capital Cooling from Sweden did the engineering. The ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Energy and exergy analysis of a 16–MW combined cycle district heating system with performance improvements

    Results of an energy and exergy analyses performed on a 16–MW University district heating plant located in the Northeast USA are presented in this paper. Unlike past studies, this paper uses actual data to assess CHP plant performance for all the 8760 h in a year (2011). A system of such complexity, considering the large volume of data available and large variations in system load, has not been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • How to take the headache and financial risk out of managing community heating

    The environmental benefits of community heating and the potential to deliver affordable energy to social housing residents are widely acknowledged, but many housing providers are put off by the complexity of managing such schemes and the financial risk involved. Social housing metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 has ...


    By ENER-G

  • Exclusive Interview with Catarina Naucler, Nordic Smart Grid Development Lead at Fortum Distribution AB, Sweden

    Exclusive Interview with Catarina Naucler, Nordic Smart Grid Development Lead at Fortum Distribution AB, Sweden Do you think that a 45% renewable energy share target for 2030 is feasible and if so, how does the energy industry need ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Combined Heat and Power – Questions and Answers

     1. What are the benefits of CHP for business?   combined heat and power (CHP) is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a cleaner alternative to traditional centralised generation. Its long-term future in the global energy markets is secured by CHP's ability to provide a multitude of financial, ...


    By ENER-G

  • 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

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