• 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.


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Discussion of regional electricity demand and load with industry experts and network operators


German industry experts and network operators discussed upcoming trajectories of the Energiewende focusing on network development at the 12th ETP Conference (Design, expansion and reconstruction of high voltage and extra high voltage networks) in Stuttgart on 16 October 2017

The regional analysis of electricity demand and load in Germany, calculated by FORECAST and eLOAD, forms an essential part of the Electricity Network Development Plan 2030. At the 12th ETP Conference, Fraunhofer ISI and the Head of Strategic Network Development / Market Modelling of 50Hertz (German Transmission Network Operators) collectively presented the key findings of the most recent grid analysis for Germany. The core discussion concerned the analysis of electricity demand drivers and factors influencing the structural shape of the load curve in combination with their impact by region. In this context, we highlighted our findings for selected sector-coupling technologies as well as decentralized storages to derive implications for the design, expansion and reconstruction of high voltage and extra high voltage networks in the future. Conference programme: 12th ETP Conference (Euroforum).


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