Excess heat from energy-intensive industries is often suitable for use in district heating systems but is usually unutilized. A detailed overview of the potentials available in the EU is now provided by a database of the sEEnergies project. In Germany, 29 petajoules of excess heat from industrial sites could be used, which corresponds to the demand of more than half a million households. The information is available as maps and downloadable datasets.
The 5th and 6th of November, the annual FORECAST – eLOAD workshop has taken place in Beuggen, Germany. The main focus of the two days retreat was with model development and strategy planning.
The participating twelve experts with an in-depth background in energy economics, electricity supply & demand and energy efficiency defined the next development steps for the model extensions, to anticipate our client’s future needs. With the already ongoing work on the regionalisation of the FORECAST submodules (see published project report for Germany) and the distinction between own production and consumption of electricity under different regulatory environments (eLOAD), the consortium is therefore further improving its capability to answer highly actual political and economic questions regarding the state and transformation of the energy demand sectors of Europe and selected foreign countries.