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10.07.2018 10:36

Hennigsdorf district heating network becomes real-life laboratory

Rüdiger Mack Marketingkommunikation
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz-Institut für Informationsinfrastruktur GmbH

    Flexible heat networks provide a key component in making greater use of existing waste heat from industrial production and renewable heat in order to meet local needs. By 2020, the municipal public utility company in the Brandenburg town of Hennigsdorf is planning to rebuild its network and expand the share of climate-neutral heat generated in the district heating to 80%. The concept is presented in the new BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled "District heating network becomes heat hub" (02/2018).

    Municipal public utility company is expanding climate-neutral heat supply

    Key components include a multifunctional, large-capacity storage system, the integration of waste heat from a local steelworks as well as centralised and decentralised solar collector arrays. The research project is therefore serving as a real-life laboratory to ensure the renewable future of the heat supply.

    50% of the heat generated in Hennigsdorf's district heating system is already climate-neutral. This has been ensured since 2010 by, amongst other things, a biomass cogeneration plant, a biogas CHP plant and the hydraulic combination of the original four sub-networks to form a complete system. That is sufficient to cover the base and medium loads using renewable sources all year round. The centrepiece of the planned network expansion is a multifunctional, large-capacity heat storage system that combines the capabilities of daily, monthly and long-term storage. This enables the heat supply and demand to be decoupled and priority given to the feed-in from decentralised, small-scale systems. In future, the district heating network itself will also serve as a storage facility to absorb short-term peak loads and to take over the load management of heat storage systems integrated into the network.

    The expansion of the district heating in Hennigsdorf will be accompanied by a comprehensive measurement and evaluation programme. The municipal public utility, Stadtwerke Hennigsdorf, is cooperating with Ruppin Consult GmbH and other partners in this research project.

    You found all informations about the BINE Projectinfo brochure entitled "District heating network becomes heat hub" here:

    Uwe Milles/Dorothee Gintars

    About BINE Information Service

    Energy research for practical applications

    The BINE Information Service reports on energy research topics, such as new materials, systems and components, as well as innovative concepts and methods. The knowledge gained is incorporated into the implementation of new technologies in practice, because first-rate information provides a basis for pioneering decisions, whether in the planning of energy-optimised buildings, increasing the efficiency of industrial processes, or integrating renewable energy sources into existing systems.

    About FIZ Karlsruhe

    FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a not-for-profit organization with the public mission to make sci-tech information from all over the world publicly available and to provide related services in order to support the national and international transfer of knowledge and the promotion of innovation.
    Our business areas:
    • STN International – the world’s leading online service for research and patent information in science and technology
    • KnowEsis – innovative eScience solutions to support the process of research in all its stages, and throughout all scientific disciplines
    • Databases and Information Services – Databases and science portals in mathematics, computer science, crystallography, chemistry, and energy technology
    FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association (WGL) which consists of 87 German research and infrastructure institutions.
    Weitere Informationen: - BINE Informationsdienst

    Wissenschaftliche Ansprechpartner:

    Uwe Milles/Dorothee Gintars


    BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled "District heating network becomes heat hub" (02/2018)

    Weitere Informationen: - BINE Informationsdienst

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    The new BINE-Projektinfo brochure entitled "District heating network becomes heat hub"

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