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Experts design scenarios for Duisburg’s heating supply
02.12.2015

Cost-efficiently modernising heating networks

In the last thirty years, the population of Duisburg has declined by more than one-fifth with a simultaneous reduction in the heating requirement. On behalf of the municipal utility company, an engineering company has investigated how the heat supply can be adapted to this development. The BINE-Projektinfo brochure “Future heating supply designed” (16/2015) describes possible scenarios.

Based on the characteristic values for 2011, the experts investigated how the network structures could be optimally designed in future and whether a change of energy sources would be useful. They simulated the possible heating supply for the years 2020, 2025, 2030 and 2050.

Above all, connecting the Central/West/South district heating network with the adjacent district heating system proved to be a sensible solution. This would improve the utilisation of industrial waste heat and the primary energy efficiency would increase. The connection between the two networks is currently being checked as part of a planning approval procedure.

In many areas of Duisburg there is a parallel distribution of heat and gas. This is not always sensible and the engineers investigated in which areas the customers should be primarily supplied with gas or district heating. They also defined areas where a parallel supply continues to be appropriate.

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Pressemitteilung
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Projektinfo
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BINE-Projektinfo „Future heating supply designed“ (16/2015)

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