Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.
The article, based on findings of research done by Till Gnann, Anna-Lena Klingler and Matthias Kühnbach from Fraunhofer ISI, is available now.
German energy system experts discussed the challenges and methodological solutions associated with high resolution energy system analysis at the workshop "Research Network Energy System Analysis" on 19 and 20 April 2018 in Berlin.
Report for the German Environmental Agency published: Energy and climate policy scenarios - Projection of Germany's greenhouse gas emissions through 2035ons for the industrial sector and for residential appliances.
How can we model the perceived value of energy carriers in different industries? A new peer-reviewed publication on the FORECAST methodology shows how.
Details matter: How the analysis at process level yields different results to aggregated subsector approaches. This and other questions regarding industrial heating and cooling demand are answered in this new FORECAST-related publication
German industry experts and network operators discussed upcoming trajectories of the Energiewende focusing on network development at the 12th ETP Conference (Design, expansion and reconstruction of high voltage and extra high voltage networks) in Stuttgart on 16 October 2017
A new brochure has appeared based on the FORECAST model with key figures describing the current state of the transition towards a low-carbon heating and cooling sector in Europe.
On the occasion of the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) workshop in Brussels on Tuesday 7th March, over 80 participants from all over Europe learned about the different types of heating and cooling demand and supply, the exact heating and cooling potential and where it is located. Representatives from academia, associations, the municipal sector, NGOs and the private sector gathered together for the afternoon to consider the how HRE4 results can support with solutions to decarbonise the heating sector on the local, national and European scale.
A current research project analyses the impacts on supply security in southern Germany of decarbonising the power sector
Electricity grid development plan 2030: Study of Fraunhofer ISI explores how regional electricity demand and load will develop in Germany