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    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

Analysis of GB’s future electricity demand: challenging National Grid’s estimates


Energy Systems Conference 2016

Long-term projections of electricity demand and peak load represent a major prerequisite for planning future electricity systems. National Grid (NG) as Great Britain’s major transmission system operator annually publishes the “Future Energy Scenarios”, an estimate of Great Britain’s demand evolution until 2035.

This poster, presented at the Energy Systems Conference 2016: 21st Century Challenges at the QEII Centre, Westminster, London ( United Kingdom ),  uses data published by National Grid for a sector overarching bottom-up analysis to benchmark the outcomes of the FORECAST/eLOAD model system with those of NG’s Consumer Power scenario.  

A comparison of results showed that the overall  FORECAST bottom-up annual final electricity demand projection does not strongly differ to NG’s projections. However, major structural differences in the composition of electricity demand have been observed between the two approaches. FORECAST results and statistics show a structural break of electricity demand since 2005 in the British residential sector, which has been caused by a decoupling of activity drivers and electricity demand (e.g. more ambitious autonomous efficiency improvement; recent past: ecodesign directive, lighting).

Poster: Analysis of GB’s future electricity demand: challenging National Grid’s estimates


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