District Heating Articles

  • An integrated approach to energy metering

    Ultrasonic flowmeters are replacing their mechanical predecessors for better functionality and increased flexibility ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Large elements for CHP on a trip through Helsingør`s streets

    A 27 meter long condenser was the largest of the many steel and glass fiber elements that were transported from the state port to the construction site on the outskirts of the city. The renewal of Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk really put its mark on Helsingør's streets yesterday ...


    By GCER

  • Clyde Gateway DHIP Project New Development District heat network support - Case Study

    LCITP The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programmes aim is to develop initiatives across Scotland that reduce Greenhouse emissions and maximise the potential economic benefits of the sector. Scotland’s decarbonisation program is already held as a leading example of good practice in Europe and with an ambition for the countries power supply to be 100% green by 2020 ...

  • Timing is everything - Getting your heat network plan to work

    For affordable housing providers, maintaining heating and hot water supplies to residents is one of the biggest challenges; especially when it comes to frequently involving the care of vulnerable user groups, and routinely gaining access to occupied properties.  Although communal heating schemes (featuring shared boiler plant or other more sustainable heat sources) can offer significant ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • How heat network providers can raise standards with the Heat Trust

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has published a free guide to help heat network providers to meet the best practice standards of the Heat Trust. The eGuide, titled 'A Heat Supply You Can Trust' is available free to download. It explains how heat suppliers can raise quality and ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • A Guide to District Heating Ireland

    Following on from last week’s conference, please find below the link to A Guide to District Heating Ireland, which has been developed by Dublin’s energy agency Codema on behalf of the Irish Bioenergy Association and Tom Bruton of BioXL.  The guide aims to understand district heating and its ...

  • Switch2 Energy is shortlisted for trio of awards for excellence in district heating

    Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for a trio of energy industry awards for its smart metering technology that is helping to decarbonise heat networks and cut costs for customers. The company has reached the finals of the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) Awards in the Innovation and Customer Engagement ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • What does decarbonising the UK actually mean?

    How can we get further up the road to decarbonising the UK, and what can we learn from other countries? When the North Sea gas was found by accident at a water well in the German city of Hamburg in 1911, it is doubtful they knew that the discovery would be the toast of British energy companies in years to come. North Sea gas, extracted from the many oilfields that have been ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution

    Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of 'last resort', has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • District heating (dh) pipeline owned by dutch utility poses unique inspection challenge

    Would you take on a new pipeline inspection challenge, even if you knew it would land you in hot water? Recently Pure Technologies (Pure) was able to chalk up success by adding one more type of pipeline to its inspection resumé. In this instance it was a district heating pipeline owned and operated by Eneco, one ...

  • District Heating – hot water serves up a successful recipe for double-sealed actuators

    The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) has selected Rotork IQ3 valve actuators to replace actuators from another manufacturer that suffered permanent damage from the effects of hot water. CTR operates the largest district heating system in ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Case study - ElectraTherm commissions 10 green machines on district heating system in Europe

    ElectraTherm commissioned 10 Green Machine 4400s in Levice, Slovakia in June 2014. ElectraTherm’s Czech distributor, GB Consulting, facilitated the deployment of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems on a centralized district heating system in Slovakia as a means of increasing on-site efficiency and generating clean energy. ElectraTherm’s Green Machine generates fuel-free, ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • District Heating – hot water serves up a successful recipe for Rotork - Case Study

    Overview The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) operates the largest district heating system in Denmark. Seven combined heat and power (CHP) and two waste incineration power plants, supported by 14 peak load power plants, supply heat to the CTR transmission system, consisting of over 100 kilometres of mostly underground pipelines with diameters up to 800 mm. Water is ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Harbin daoli - District Heating, China case study

    In cooperation with ABB A/S Skovlunde and APV A/S Kolding DESMI A/S replaced large parts of the heating network in Harbin in China. Daoli is one of the seven districts of Harbin, the largest city in North East China with approx. 11 million inhabitants. It is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called the “Ice City” – so therefore the city welcomed this ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Case Study - Kirkdale Manor

    “In today’s climate of escalating oil prices and concern for the environment, Kirkdale Manor stands as a testament to forward thinking.” John Greenway, MP for Ryedale, speaking at the opening of Kirkdale Manor Biomass Energy Centre. Kirkdale Manor is a spectacular residential development on the edge of the village of Nawton, 3 miles east of ...


    By LandEnergy Limited

  • Energy and exergy analysis of a 16–MW combined cycle district heating system with performance improvements

    Results of an energy and exergy analyses performed on a 16–MW University district heating plant located in the Northeast USA are presented in this paper. Unlike past studies, this paper uses actual data to assess CHP plant performance for all the 8760 h in a year (2011). A system of such complexity, considering the large volume of data available and large variations in system load, has not been ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to take the headache and financial risk out of managing community heating

    The environmental benefits of community heating and the potential to deliver affordable energy to social housing residents are widely acknowledged, but many housing providers are put off by the complexity of managing such schemes and the financial risk involved. Social housing metering and billing specialist ENER-G Switch2 has ...


    By ENER-G

  • Decentralised energy: powering a sustainable future

    With rising fuel prices putting households under pressure, Helen Andrews Tipper, Public Sector Energy Programmes Manager, explains how decentralised energy schemes provide an alternative solution How we generate and consume energy is perhaps the most significant threat to economic and social wellbeing that we face today. Already high energy prices are only predicted to keep rising. Our ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

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