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INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY TECHNOLOGY COLLABORATION PROGRAMME ON
District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power

IEA DHC Project Overview

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IEA DHC Project Overview

This is an overview of IEA DHC projects sorted by topic.

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Field

Year of publication

Title & Link

Lead country

Benefits, Analysis and Evaluation of DHC

2007

NUON - Cost benefits and long term behaviour of new all plastic piping system

The Netherlands

 

2005

A Comparison of distributed CHP/DH with large-scale CHP/DH

UK

 

1999

Fatigue Analysis of District Heating Systems

Denmark

 

1999

District Heating and Cooling in Future Buildings

Norway

 

1996

Temperature Variations in Preinsulated DH Pipes Low Cycle Fatigue

Denmark

 

1996

Quantitive heat loss determined by means of infrared themography - The TX model

Finland

 

1993

Quantitative Heat Loss Analysis of Heat and Coolant Distribution Pipes by Means of Thermography

Sweden

 

1992

The environmental benefits of District Heating and Cooling

Canada

 

1992

DETECT - Consequence model for assessing the environmental benefits of district heating and cooling
in a well defined area

N.A.

CHP

2008

HUT - Improved Cogeneration and Heat Utilization in DH Networks

Finland

 

1999

District Cooling, Balancing the Production and Demand in CHP

Finland

 

1996

Integrating district cooling with combined heat and power

USA

District cooling

2019Sustainable District Cooling GuidelinesFrance

 

2008

IDEA - Assessing the Actual Energy Efficiency of Building Scale Cooling Systems

USA

 

2002

Absorption Refrigeration with Thermal (ice) Storage

UK

 

1993

The design and operation of Ice-slurry based District Cooling Systems

Canada

Guidebooks, Tools and Guidelines for DHC2023The district heating business model 2050Sweden
 2017Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption by optimizing urban form for district energyCanada

 

2014

Development of an Universal Calculation Model and Calculation Tool for Primary Energy Factors and CO2 Equivalents in District Heating and Cooling including CHP

Norway

 

2005

Two-step decision and optimisation model for centralised or decentralised thermal storage in DH&C systems

 

Sweden

 

2002

District Heating and Cooling Building Handbook

Canada

 

1999

Plastic Pipe Systems for DH, Handbook for Safe and Economic Application

Sweden

 

1996

Guideline to planning and building of district heating networks

Germany

 

1993

Promotion Manual for District Energy Systems

USA

Low temperature DH

2024Annex TS2: Implementation of Low Temperature District Heating SystemsSweden
 2023CASCADE: A comprehensive toolbox for integrating low-temperature sub-networks in existing district heating networksAustria
 2023Leave 2nd generation behind: cost effective solutions for small-to-large scale DH networksItaly
 2023Optimized transition towards low-temperature and low-carbon DH systems (OPTiTRANS)Finland

 

2017

Low Temperature District Heating for Future Energy Systems

Germany
 2017Transformation roadmap from high to low temperature district heating systemSweden

 

2002

Optimisation of Cool Thermal Storage and Distribution

 

Finland

 

2002

Optimisation of a DH System by Maximising Building System Temperatures Differences

Canada

 

1999

Optimisation of Operating Temperatures and an Appraisal of the Benefits of Low Temperature District Heating

UK

 

1996

Managing a hydraulic system in district heating

The Netherlands

 

1996

Efficient substations and installations

Norway

Metastudies on DHC

1998

Research Projects Summary

Sweden

 

1997

Summary of Research Activities 1993-1996

The Netherlands

 

1996

A review of European and North American water treatment practices

Canada

 

(informal report 1996)

Long-term cooperation with East-European countries

Finland

 

1993

Summary of Research Activities 1990-1993

The Netherlands

 

1992

R&D Project Review

Denmark

Modern Buildings and DH2023Cost Benefit study on the building secondary network for improving DH performanceFrance

 

2011

District Heating for Energy Efficient Building Areas

Finland

 

2011

Interaction Between District Energy and Future Buildings that have Storage and Intermittent Surplus Energy

Canada

 

2008

District Heating Distribution in Areas with Low Heat Demand Density

Sweden

 

1992

CHESS, Consumer Heating System Simulation

Norway

Network Operation of DHC Nets

2025Annex TS4: Digitalisation of District Heating and CoolingGermany

 

2024Annex TS3: Hybrid Energy NetworksAustria
 2023Artificial Intelligence for Forecasting of Heat Production and Heat demand and Fault Detection in District Heating NetworksGermany
 2017Smart use as the missing link in district energy developmentSweden

 

2005

Strategies to manage heat losses - Technique and Economy

 

Germany

 

2005

Improvement of operational temperature differences in district heating systems

Sweden

 

2005

Biofouling and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in District Heating Networks

Denmark

 

2005

Dynamic Heat Storage Optimisation and Demand Side Management

Germany

 

2002

Optimisation District Heating Systems Using Remote Heat Meter Communication and Control

 

Denmark

 

2002

District Heating Network Operation

Germany

 

2002

Simple Models for Operational Optimisation

Denmark

Network-Technology of DHC Nets

2020Effects of Loads on Asset Management of the 4th Generation District Heating NetworksGermany

 

2014

Improved maintenance strategies for district heating pipelines

Sweden

 

2008

Chalmers - New materials and constructions for improving the quality and lifetime of district heating pipes including joints – thermal, mechanical and environmental performance

Sweden

 

2005

How cellular gases influence insulation properties of district heating pipes
and the competitiveness of district energy

 

Denmark

 

2002

Pipe Laying in Combination with Horizontal Drilling Methods

Germany

 

1999

Cold Installation of Rigid District Heating Pipes

Germany

 

1999

New ways of installing District Heating Pipes

Germany

 

1999

Reuse of Excavated Materials

Germany

 

1996

Bend Pipes

Germany

 

1996

Execution of connections to pipelines in operation

Germany

 

1996

Advanced Energy Transmission Fluids Final Report of Research, ANNEX IV

Germany

 

1993

Advanced Energy Transmission Fluids Final Report of Research, ANNEX III

USA

 

1992

CFC-Free Plastic Jacket pipes

Germany

 

1992

District Heating Piping with plastic-medium pipes, status of the development and laying costs

Germany

 

1992

Bends for Plastic Jacket Pipe Systems, able to withstand high transvers loadings

Germany

Policy and DHC

2020Stepwise transition strategy and impact assessment for future district heating systemsFinland
 2017Governance models and strategic decision making processes for deploying thermal gridsUSA 

 

2011

Policies and barriers for District Heating and Cooling outside EU countries

Finland

 

 

2002

Promotion and Recognition of DHC/CHP benefits in Greenhouse Gas Policy and Trading Programs

Sweden

 
Potential assessment2023MEMPHIS 2.0: Advanced algorithm for spatial identification, evaluation of temporary availability and economic assessment of waste heat sources and their local representationGermany

 

2020MEMPHIS - Methodology to evaluate and map the potential of waste heat from industry, service sector and sewage water by using internationally available open dataGermany

 

2014

Towards Fourth Generation District Heating: Experiences with and Potential of Low Temperature District Heating

Denmark

 

 

2011

The Potential for Increased Primary Energy Efficiency and Reduced CO2 Emissions by DHC

Sweden

Renewable Energy and DH

2020Integrated Cost-effective Large-scale Thermal Energy Storage for Smart District Heating and CoolingCanada

 

2014

Economic and Design Optimization in Integrating Renewable Energy and Waste Heat with District Energy Systems

USA

 

2011

Distributed Solar Systems Interfaced To A District Heating System That Has Seasonal Storage

Canada

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