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Main strategic and economic issues of ULT district heating for new development areas

The following article is resuming the main strategic and economic issues to be considered in developing new ultra-low temperature district heating (ULT DH) for new development areas.  This information has been extracted from the document entitled D2.5 - Development schemes for new district heating developments. Strategic and integrated energy planning The economy of ULT DH in a new development area must be economical attractive for the company operating the scheme, for the customers and for the society. Strategic energy planning is used on municipality, regional or national level to plan the most viable way to supply and use energy over a longer time horizon. Vision A new development area is typically based on or linked to one or more visions. [...]

2020-02-19T16:10:41+00:00February 19th, 2020|Publications|

District heating: the key to decarbonising Europe’s heating

District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. District heating systems are identified as key systems to achieve the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as decarbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, a transition is needed in DHs, comprising not only measures to improve overall performance (temperature level reductions, improvement of substations, etc.), but to guarantee system viability as a whole in a context of reduced heat loads with the transition to Near Zero Energy Buildings [...]

2020-02-12T14:09:24+00:00February 12th, 2020|News|

Machine Learning as a solution tool for district heating

In recent years, Machine Learning has become one of the most used techniques when modelling relationships between different parameters. Inspired by the successful integration of Machine Learning in many other areas, it is beginning to draw attention in the district heating sector as well. The application of Machine Learning in the context of district heating has an obvious potential as a component of tomorrows heating networks. Machine learning (ML) is a fast-developing tool that allows you to handle large and complex systems with many parameters and data, with different desires for efficiency. It is a branch of artificial intelligence, and defined by Computer Scientist and machine learning pioneer Tom M. Mitchell in relation to his book Machine Learning (1997) [2] [...]

2020-02-05T11:01:34+00:00February 5th, 2020|Public documents, Publications|

The RELaTED project will help us to improve Belgrade DH system in terms of decarbonization

Author: Ljubisa Vladic, Deputy of Production and Distribution Manager at PUC Beogradske Elektrane. Ljubisa Vladic, Deputy of Production and Distribution Manager at PUC Beogradske Elektrane. Belgrade DH system have significantly upgraded in the past decade in terms of increasing energy efficiency and reliable delivery of thermal energy. The RELaTED project, in which we participate as partners, will further help us to further improve the system in terms of lowering the temperature of the district heating network and decarbonization. It will be particularly important for us to look at the possibilities of local application of solar energy. It will be particularly important for us to look at the possibilities of local application of solar energy, which will be implemented [...]

2020-01-15T11:25:10+00:00January 15th, 2020|Editorial|

Solar thermal potential in the district heating system of Belgrade City

The use of renewable energy sources as biomass, solar thermal solutions, geothermal energy, and waste heat is becoming more popular in Europe. The transition of district heating systems from fossil fuels to renewables is the next step in the development of district heating, but there is still a lot of work ahead for everyone, not only in the local level but in the whole world. Chairs of Opening ceremony: prof. dr Branislav Todorović, prof. dr Bratislav Blagojević and dr Milovan Živković (Photo: Serbian Society for HVAC&R). These are some of the topics discussed at the regional conference Renewable Energy Sources in District Heating and Cooling Systems held in Belgrade last december. This event was organized by the European [...]

2020-01-09T11:08:36+00:00January 9th, 2020|News|

Watch the Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating Systems [webinar]

Do not miss the recording of the second RELaTED webinar on the Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating and learn about the role of waste heat in DHs and the RELaTED project DH concept!   What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? DHs have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings, etc). In some cases, heat is partially obtained from local industrial waste heat streams, leading to almost de-carbonized heating energy supplies. In case you did not know about the role of waste heat in DHs, after watching this webinar you may have upskilled your knowledge about its benefits. Furthermore, the webinar allowed the [...]

2019-12-24T13:47:34+00:00December 24th, 2019|Videos|

SMACCs Master Programme invites RELaTED project coordinator to talk about district heating systems

The University of the Basque Country invited Roberto Garay, coordinator of the RELaTED Project, to be part of a seminar organized by the Master Programme in Smart Cities and Communities SMACCs. The students had the opportunity to acquire new skills in Solar Thermal Systems in District Heating. For three days the students could improve their knowledge about district heating systems and the great possibilities that offers the ultra-low temperature solution developed by RELaTED project. This master programme is designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities SMACCs is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities by bringing together [...]

2019-12-19T10:09:38+00:00December 19th, 2019|News|

WEBINAR: “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings”

RELaTED project was presented at the webinar “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister EU project CHESS SETUP. The webinar also had the special collaboration of the projects SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD. Roberto Garay, ReLATED Project Coordinator (Tecnalia), presented the RELaTED concept at the webinar  "An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister project CHESS SETUP. In this webinar the attendees learnt about the CHESS SETUP system, a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly form renewable sources. The empirical results of the pilot which have implemented CHESS SETUP system were presented. Then, RELaTED, SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD projects [...]

2020-01-15T12:03:44+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

The RELaTED concept was presented at the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition in Belgrade

Ljubisa Vladic, Deputy of Production and Distribution Manager at PUC Beogradske Elektrane, presented the advances of the RELaTED ultra-low temperature district heating concept in Belgrade, into the session titled “Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future”, organized as part of the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition. The RELaTED project was presented during the Panel III, including the 20-year District Energy Action Plan for Belgrade, the feasibility of solar thermal integration in district heating and the pre-feasibility study on interconnection of the district energy system in Belgrade. These presentations were delivered by a team of international experts, to be followed by Q&A and feedback from participants. The 50th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (HVAC&R) Congress and [...]

2020-01-15T12:05:19+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Webinar on RELaTED project: Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating

What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? What are the benefits of industrial waste heat in district heating? These and more questions were covered during the webinar on the Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating. The European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (BUILD UP) and the RELaTED Project organized a one-hour webinar that took place on Monday, 2 December 2019, at 12:00 CET. District Heating Systems have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings, etc). In some cases, heat is partially obtained from local industrial waste heat streams, leading to almost de-carbonized heating energy supplies. What is the role of waste heat coming from industries [...]

2020-01-15T12:26:36+00:00November 21st, 2019|News|