Heating networks can act as the link between the demand for and supply of heat. Moreover, they can provide the infrastructure for various forms of sustainable heat.

In an energy system that mainly consists of intermittent sources of electricity (solar and wind), heating networks are crucial in order to provide the necessary flexibility for the global energy system by linking heating networks and electrical networks by means of heat pumps and ORC installations.

Our expertise

  • development, demonstration and implementation of intelligent control systems for heating networks and substations
  • low-temperature heating networks
  • reducing the return temperature in heating networks
  • integration and interaction of heating networks with other networks
  • technological innovations for cold networks

Publications

A case study on using district heating network flexibility for thermal load shifting
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENERGY REPORTS
Van Oevelen, T; Scapino, L; Al Koussa, J; Vanhoudt, D
Integrating Plus Energy Buildings and Districts with the EU Energy Community Framework: Regulatory Opportunities, Barriers and Technological Solutions
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
BUILDINGS
Tuerk, A; Frieden, D; Neumann, C; Latanis, K; Tsitsanis, A; Kousouris, S; Llorente, J; Heimonen, I; Reda, F; Ala-Juusela, M; Allaerts, K; Caerts, C; Schwarzl, T; Ulbrich, M; Stosch, A; Ramschak, T
An Energy Management System Design Using Fuzzy Logic Control: Smoothing the Grid Power Profile of a Residential Electro-Thermal Microgrid
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
IEEE ACCESS
Arcos-Aviles, D; Pascual, J; Guinjoan, F; Marroyo, L; Garcia-Gutierrez, G; Gordillo-Orquera, R; Llanos-Proano, J; Sanchis, P; Motoasca, TE
Low return temperature from domestic hot-water system based on instantaneous heat exchanger with chemical-based disinfection solution
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENERGY
Benakopoulos, T; Tunzi, M; Salenbien, R; Vanhoudt, D; Svendsen, S

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