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Synthesis of recent Swedish district heating research

Sernhed, Kerstin LU ; Lygnerud, Kristina and Werner, Sven (2018) In Energy 151. p.126-132
Abstract

In Sweden, district heating meets currently above half of the heat demands in buildings. District heating research in Sweden has a long tradition dating back to 1975. The latest research program period included 34 projects and was executed between 2013 and 2017. In this paper, a synthesis is performed on the Swedish research frontier by assessing these recent research projects. The three study purposes was to provide an overview over the executed projects, to identify new research questions, and to identify future challenges to the Swedish district heating industry. The assessment was based on six defined key areas, such as demand, resources, system frameworks, technology, cold supply, and international perspective. The subsequent... (More)

In Sweden, district heating meets currently above half of the heat demands in buildings. District heating research in Sweden has a long tradition dating back to 1975. The latest research program period included 34 projects and was executed between 2013 and 2017. In this paper, a synthesis is performed on the Swedish research frontier by assessing these recent research projects. The three study purposes was to provide an overview over the executed projects, to identify new research questions, and to identify future challenges to the Swedish district heating industry. The assessment was based on six defined key areas, such as demand, resources, system frameworks, technology, cold supply, and international perspective. The subsequent content analysis was performed from three perspectives: the perspective of energy system transition, the customer perspective, and the sustainability perspective. Final conclusions include the three future challenges for the Swedish district heating industry. These are future strategies to communicate the value of district heating, vision for district heating beyond the transition to fossil free supply, and technology development for efficient use of low temperature heat sources.

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Customer perspective, District cooling, District heating, Energy system transition, Research program, Sustainability
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Energy
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151
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7 pages
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Elsevier
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0360-5442
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10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.028
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  abstract     = {<p>In Sweden, district heating meets currently above half of the heat demands in buildings. District heating research in Sweden has a long tradition dating back to 1975. The latest research program period included 34 projects and was executed between 2013 and 2017. In this paper, a synthesis is performed on the Swedish research frontier by assessing these recent research projects. The three study purposes was to provide an overview over the executed projects, to identify new research questions, and to identify future challenges to the Swedish district heating industry. The assessment was based on six defined key areas, such as demand, resources, system frameworks, technology, cold supply, and international perspective. The subsequent content analysis was performed from three perspectives: the perspective of energy system transition, the customer perspective, and the sustainability perspective. Final conclusions include the three future challenges for the Swedish district heating industry. These are future strategies to communicate the value of district heating, vision for district heating beyond the transition to fossil free supply, and technology development for efficient use of low temperature heat sources.</p>},
  author       = {Sernhed, Kerstin and Lygnerud, Kristina and Werner, Sven},
  issn         = {0360-5442},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {05},
  pages        = {126--132},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Energy},
  title        = {Synthesis of recent Swedish district heating research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.028},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.energy.2018.03.028},
  volume       = {151},
  year         = {2018},
}