New tool for planning district cooling systems

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Abstract

INDIGO project focuses on the means for evaluating the performance, benefits and potential of District Cooling (DC) systems. The newly developed tool supports the optimal design of new DC systems, the assessment of existing DC systems’ potential for performance/efficiency improvement and the comparison with building specific cooling systems. Life cycle analysis (LCA) framework is used for economic feasibility and climate impact assessment. The main input parameters are cooling demand, cooling production, distribution network characteristics and available resources. As an output, the tool yields primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and costs of the system. The defined potential district cooling system can be compared with building and space specific cooling systems delivering the same cooling service. The results are reported as a diverse set of key performance indicators (KPIs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Proceedings 13th SDEWES Conference
Pages0619-1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 30 Sep 20184 Oct 2018
Conference number: 13
http://www.palermo2018.sdewes.org/

Conference

Conference13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES
Abbreviated titleSDEWES
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period30/09/184/10/18
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Cooling systems
Planning
Cooling
Gas emissions
Electric power distribution
Greenhouse gases
Life cycle
Energy utilization
Economics
Costs

Keywords

  • district cooling
  • energy planning
  • cooling systems
  • climate impact
  • life cycle assesment

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Rämä, M., Pursiheimo, E., Sokka, L., & Klobut, K. (2018). New tool for planning district cooling systems. In Digital Proceedings 13th SDEWES Conference (pp. 0619-1-10). [619]
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Rämä, M, Pursiheimo, E, Sokka, L & Klobut, K 2018, New tool for planning district cooling systems. in Digital Proceedings 13th SDEWES Conference., 619, pp. 0619-1-10, 13th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, SDEWES, Palermo, Italy, 30/09/18.

New tool for planning district cooling systems. / Rämä, Miika; Pursiheimo, Esa; Sokka, Laura; Klobut, Krzysztof.

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