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Optimising Bioenergy Villages’ Local Heat Supply Networks

  • Anke DaubEmail author
  • Harald Uhlemair
  • Volker Ruwisch
  • Jutta Geldermann
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Abstract

Bioenergy villages’ local energy facilities produce electricity and heat for their inhabitants. This electricity is fed into the public grid with the heat distributed to the households via a local hot water grid. We use a linear mathematical model to simultaneously optimise the course of the heat supply network and the selection of households to be connected to the grid. In a first step, the heat distribution system is economically optimised. In a second step, we analyse the impacts of including social criteria and of varying parameters (e.g., prices). The model is applied to a small village with 24 households.

Keywords

Bioenergy village biogas plant heat supply network optimisation model sensitivity analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anke Daub
    • 1
    Email author
  • Harald Uhlemair
    • 1
  • Volker Ruwisch
    • 2
  • Jutta Geldermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Production and LogisticsUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Centre for Sustainable DevelopmentUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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