Our project ThermaFLEX was described in an article from November 2, 2019 in the standard. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“District heating covers about a quarter of Austria’s total heat demand in the private sector. This makes it one of the most important components of domestic energy supply.
It will play an even greater role in the future, especially in densely populated regions. Reason enough to look into the future of district heating in terms of research. The Green Energy Lab research association is currently taking on this task with its Thermaflex project, supported by the Climate and Energy Fund.
A very comprehensive approach is deliberately pursued. Technical measures such as storage and energy sources are considered. But also so-called systemic measures such as the planning and control of facilities and infrastructure. Finally, attention is also paid to “soft” factors, such as the involvement of users or new business models for operators.
“In various demonstration projects, we want to show how district heating can be designed sustainably in the future,” says project manager Ingo Leusbrock of the AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies. “We want to develop best-practice examples to provide planners, operators, cities and municipalities with the necessary knowledge. ”
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