Webinar - Heat-pumping the future of district energy
The webinar is arranged by CELCIUS
Heat pumps in district heating grids
Today there is great interest in using energy more efficiently in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. With this in mind, a solution to increase the share of renewable energy in district heating systems is to introduce heat pumps. This technology can be a way to connect different energy systems, such as the electrical grid, the gas grid and district heating grid; it can also be the link between the need for cooling and heating and the reuse of excess heat.
District heating, in general, and heat pumps connected to district energy grids, in particular, are predicted to play a key role in the energy systems and energy supply for the future. With implementation of district heating it is possible to cover up to 50% of the heating demand in Europe, and heat pumps can deliver around 25% of the energy to the district heating grid, according to the Heat Roadmap Europe 4 project.
Heat pumps can be a key technology in the future district heating grids in different ways. For example, heat pumps:
- can act as a balancing technology when the electrical production fluctuates
- make it possible to utilize low temperature energy sources, and waste heat in the district heating grid
- can phase out fossil fuels from the energy system
- make it possible to use very low or ultra-low temperatures in the district heating grids
- make it possible to minimize grid losses in the district heating grid
Join the webinar, starting at 10:30, for an interactive discussion.
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH