• 07.08.2020  Industrial excess heat for district heating: Database shows great potential for supplying households

    Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.


 Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)


Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies


      TEP Energy GMBH

New Horizon 2020 project has started to assess the future European energy system


In May, the large-scale Horizon 2020 project REFLEX - Analysis of the European energy system under the aspects of flexibility and technological progress was launched at a kick-off meeting held in Dresden, Germany.

The project will analyse and evaluate the development towards a low-carbon energy system in the EU, focusing on flexibility to support a better system integration of RES including power-to-X options. New technologies and innovations are necessary to address the analysed challenges that consider both the (future) competitiveness of technologies as well as their social impacts.   The project uses a broad range of established energy system models including FORECAST and eLOAD. Both models will be extended by adding the dimension of technological learning for energy demand technologies based on experience curves. So far, endogenous technological learning and experience curves have been underrepresented in demand models and we therefore expect to take an important step forward in improving energy demand forecasting.   The project is funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and involves numerous European Partner Institutes including the FORECAST and eLOAD development teams from Fraunhofer ISI and TEP Energy. More information can be found at the website ofthe project coordinator TU Dresden.

FORECAST and eLOAD development teams from Fraunhofer ISI and TEP Energy

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