District heating in cities as a part of low-carbon energy system

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Researchers

  • Aira Hast
  • Sanna Syri

  • Vidas Lekavičius
  • Arvydas Galinis

Research units

  • Lithuanian Energy Institute

Abstract

In this paper, district heating (DH) scenarios that are sustainable in terms of CO2 emissions and costs are formed and analysed. Three different cases i.e. the Helsinki region, Warsaw and Kaunas, are modelled, and the plans and goal of the cities and the companies supplying DH in the studied regions are reviewed. The aim of this study is to analyse how carbon neutrality could be reached in the studied DH systems by 2050. It was found that increased use of biomass and waste as well as utilization of geothermal and waste heat could be expected in the studied regions in the future. In addition, increasing energy efficiency and lowering heat losses in the DH network is important especially in Warsaw. Carbon capture and storage technologies could also play an important role in reducing emissions in the future but this would increase the heat production costs significantly.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Proceedings of t12th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 4 Oct 20178 Oct 2017
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameBook of abstracts : Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
ISSN (Print)1847-7186
ISSN (Electronic)1847-7178

Conference

ConferenceConference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
Abbreviated titleSDEWES
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period04/10/201708/10/2017

    Research areas

  • district heat, energy poverty, CO2 emissions, district heating scenarios, cities, carbon neutrality

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