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Lunch Talk - Temperature Reduction in District Heating

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Temperature reduction in existing DH substations: issues and case studies, presentation given by Stefan Schneider (UNIGE)

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Lowering the level in DH networks is a crucial issue allowing the transition from fossil to renewable heat supply. Today in Switzerland most networks operate with supply temperatures ranging from 70 to 110 °C making the use of heat pumps and/or geothermal heat difficult. Lowering both supply and return temperatures show high benefit in terms of technical and economic performance.

In Danemark a lot of optimisation work was done, showing that operation at lower temperature levels is feasible. However, optimizing an existing DH network is challenging and the reasons that act as a barrier can be: (i) inappropriate design of the sub-station; (ii) regulations issues; (iii) poor insulated buildings requiring high supply temperature in radiators and (iv) inefficient heat exchangers.

To tackle this wide subject this talk will:

  • Show the benefits of lowering temperature in the context or renewable heat
  • Present a benchmark on several DH networks in Switzerland
  • Show a diagnostic tool allowing to identify the connected substations contributing most to high return temperatures
  • Show some examples of good and bad practices
  • Apply the presented concepts to a case-study of a low temperature DH network being heated by a centralized heat pump of 5MW.

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