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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.

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Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Jena integrated energy and heating concept 2050

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.

Aerial view of the Bochum-based commercial area Castroper Straße 2011
Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Development of innovative waste heat network systems for small-scale trading estates

Local heating networks have not yet been tested in smaller-scale trading estates with different industries and business sizes. The project therefore intends to investigate the practical feasibility of small-scale heating networks using two trading estates in Bochum.

Projektstatus: Phase 2
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

“Campus Living” integrated heating network at Berlin-Adlershof

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.

Projektstatus: Phase 1
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Energy-efficient Duisburg – Development strategy for district heating

As a result of structural changes and the demographic development, Duisburg is undergoing a transformation that the local authority wants to active shape as part of the urban development process. For this purpose a robust development strategy is being drawn up for the district heating sector.

Projektstatus: Phase 3
EnEff:Wärme - Forschung für energieeffiziente Wärme- und Kältenetze

Smart energy management – Intelligent energy management of electricity, gas, heating and cooling systems

As part of the project and in cooperation with industrial partners, an interdisciplinary research group from the TU Dresden is developing an active load and generation management system for decentralised systems in the urban environment. The focus is on developing and testing analysis tools.