Tools for Planning Energy Efficient District Systems

Miika Rämä (Corresponding Author), Krzysztof Klobut

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Abstract

An open-source planning tool for the evaluation district cooling systems is developed within project INDIGO. The tool is based on optimisation model consisting of a defined set of components in a district cooling (DC) system. The approach links up the whole energy chain from consumption to resources achieve an optimal solution. The tool will enable assessment on effects of single components on a system level and provide data for comparison from energy efficiency, economic feasibility and the climate impact point of view. Life cycle assessment (LCA) framework will be utilised as a method for both economic feasibility and climate impact evaluation. This paper reviews the related projects and positions INDIGO planning tool in this context.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1132
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings
Volume2
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2018
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventSustainable Places - Aix-les Bains, France
Duration: 27 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

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Planning
Cooling systems
Economics
Energy efficiency
Life cycle

Keywords

  • district cooling
  • energy planning
  • energy systems

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Tools for Planning Energy Efficient District Systems. / Rämä, Miika (Corresponding Author); Klobut, Krzysztof.

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