Heat

How and where can sustainable, future-ready heating networks be designed?

Especially for the supply of densely populated areas, the distribution of climate-neutral heat via heating networks can be more cost-efficient than decentralized heat supply. Furthermore, they make it possible to collect heat sources such as waste heat and transport it from the producer to the consumer. Since the infrastructure has a service life of at least 40 years, networks built today should be designed directly as future-proof systems. The subsequent transformation of already existing networks is highly challenging. It requires a holistic alignment with municipal heat planning and an in-depth analysis of the existing infrastructure.

Specifically, we consider the following questions:

  • What role can heating networks play?
  • How can existing heating networks be efficiently transformed?
  • How can new networks be designed to be directly future-proof?
  • By whom should heat networks and the associated infrastructure be operated so that this happens as efficiently as possible?

Below you will find our news, publications and projects on the subject

More Publications on Topic (8)

  • Heating cost comparison
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  • Municipal heating plan for Stuttgart: How can the city of Stuttgart become climate-neutral by 2035?
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  • How can heat supply technologies be prioritized in the context of strategic heating transformation planning?
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  • Event at the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional De-velopment and Energy
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  • District heating transformation - strategies, measures, and status quo of the transformation phase of the district heating suppliers
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More Projects on Topic (9)

  • Heat pumps along watercourses - analysis of the theoretical potential in Bavaria
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  • Municipal heating plan for Stuttgart: How can the city of Stuttgart become climate-neutral by 2035?
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  • WARAN - Integration and grid-serving usage of heat
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  • Sustainability of woody biomass
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  • Municipal heat plan for the city of Augsburg – a cooperation of municipality, municipal utility and the FfE
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