IEA DHC Annex TS3 Guidebook, District Heating and Cooling in an Integrated Energy System Context

Ralf-Roman Schmidt, Hans Böhm, Dennis Cronbach, Daniel Muschik, Anton Ianakiev, Andrej Jentsch, Anna Cadenbach, Lukas Kranzl, Stefan Reuter, Joni Rossi, Peter Sorknæs, Inger-Lise Svensson, Daniel Trier, Michele Tunzi, Edmund Widl

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Abstract

Coupling different energy sectors, in particular electricity and gas with heating and cooling, is
considered one of the key measures to decarbonise the energy system. District heating and
cooling (DHC) networks have traditionally linked the heating and cooling sector to the electricity
sector and often also to the gas sector through gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP)
plants. However, with the phasing out of natural gas and the increasing share of renewable
electricity generation, the role of CHP plants is likely to change significantly in the future. Thus,
the use of other heating (and cooling) sources will have to be intensified to meet the demands
in DHC networks, and other interconnection points will have to be integrated to provide
flexibility between the different sectors. In addition, hydrogen (H2) is playing an increasingly
important role in the energy system and the resulting synergies need to be considered
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGuidebook IEA DHC ANNEX TS3: HYBRID ENERGY NETWORKS
Number of pages166
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2023

Research Field

  • Integrated Energy Systems

Keywords

  • hybrid networks
  • district heating

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