Optimisation of heating and cooling networks
EnEff:Wärme promotes specific network optimisation with the aim of further increasing the share of local and district heating and integrating less densely populated areas into the supply network. This could be the future of central heat supply systems. District heating networks, so-called smart grids, are to become central building blocks in local energy management. Low-exergy technologies (LowEx) help reduce transmission losses. Furthermore, new adaptive cooling and heating networks offer starting points for the integration of renewable energy.
As part of the model project, a new concept for supplying energy to the town of Jena is being developed by the Stadtwerke Energie Jena-Pößneck municipal utility company and further partners. It shall be investigated whether it makes sense to replace the current monocentric district heating generation with flexible structures.
more details Jena integrated energy and heating concept 2050
The project is investigating the development of a low-temperature network for a development area on the Berlin-Adlershof science campus with a link to the district heating return flow. It is intended to enable users in the residential area to feed any surplus, self-generated renewable energy into the integrated network system and thus improve the utilisation of renewable energies.
more details “Campus Living” integrated heating network at Berlin-Adlershof