Market Research Report
District Energy Report Ed 1 2017 District Heating and Cooling
|Published by||StatPlan Energy Limited||Product code||569154|
|Published||Content info||237 Pages
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|District Energy Report Ed 1 2017 District Heating and Cooling|
|Published: October 23, 2017||Content info: 237 Pages||
District Heating has evolved through 3 generations of technology and the current networks are a combination of these in each country. DH systems are already evolving into the 4th generation, which combines new DH technology with renewables, distributed generation and two-way supply.
The structure of network systems, the components and the regulating and billing methods vary by country. Modern consumption metering is fundamental to development, efficiency and capex.
The Russian DH networks are the world's largest and oldest, accounting for half the world's heat. With outdated technology, they are in critical need of investment and modernisation.
The Nordics and Germany are trailblazing developments of RE technology and growing networks.
The heirs of Soviet DH, some countries are investing and modernising DH, others are stagnating.
A new geothermal DH market developing vigorously for residential and agricultural use.
China rivals Russia in network size and leads the world in DH growth, drawing on the latest technol-ogy to modernise obsolete and run-down systems and to build new ones. Korea is a relative new-comer, smaller but vigorous. After some years of stagnation, Japan is growing and developing.
With temperatures of 40o C, GCC demand for District Cooling is expanding.
The first modern user of District Heating, the US networks stagnated for many years and many ceased operation. Some technology is still 1GDH steam, but both DH and DC have found a new lease of life, looked at European best practice and the markets are growing.