Heat Technology

In the focus group Heat Technology, we are investigating technological solutions for low-temperature district heating networks and exploring new business models for district heating able to meet the upcoming challenge, where more and more connect to the district heating network, whilst total heat consumption is still being reduced.

The heating technology industry will face major changes over the next 15 years. We see a trend where district heating companies are moving towards becoming distributors of heat rather than producers, using one single primary production source. We also see increased demands for reduced emissions and more energy efficient systems which we believe can be achieved by working with technology as well as business models/concept development.

Therefore, our focus group has set a goal of actively trying to reduce the flow temperature in district heating grids, at the same time as we are also working on the optimisation of the segment controllers and smart grids.

Ongoing work with district heating:

In the interregional project “Low Temperature District Heating for the Baltic Sea Region” (LowTEMP), 19 partners from nine countries cooperate in the Baltic Sea Region. The purpose of the project is to increase the sustainability of the district heating system by creating tools to help energy system operators transition to lower temperatures. This will enhance efficiency by reducing transmission losses as well as allowing waste heat and renewable energy sources to be integrated into the district heating system more effectively.