The European energy markets are experiencing an unprecedented shock. So far, in 2022, short-term gas prices on the largest European exchange were five times higher than their 2021 average. Here we focus on the challenges around going from very little to much more district heating.
In this edition, you can read about the “Waste Heat Knowledge and Communications Gap” in the UK and how suddenly the services are turned upside-down. Charlotte Owen considers how the industry should pay the DH company for cooling services… Now, that is a new approach.
Municipalities in Belgium also have to get started with sustainable district heating – read about some of the concerns and approaches used here.
The column stating “Let’s compete – but against relevant alternatives!” argues that we need to compare district heating to relevant alternatives, not an obsolete technology nobody wants in the future (read natural gas).
Would you have guessed that 55/30 was enough to heat buildings without deep energy renovation? The editor was surprised! Do not miss the article “Digitalization of the demand-side.”
And this time, we feature one of the DBDHs utility members – Din Forsyning, who is right now installing a 50MW heat pump.