FORECAST/eLOAD

 
 

 Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

 
 

Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies

 
 

      TEP Energy GMBH

New peer-reviewed publication in journal Energy Efficiency: A bottom-up estimation of the heating and cooling demand in European industry

22.11.2017

Details matter: How the analysis at process level yields different results to aggregated subsector approaches. This and other questions regarding industrial heating and cooling demand are answered in this new FORECAST-related publication

The paper presents a further analysis of the results of the project "Mapping EU heat supply", in which FORECAST was applied to obtain a comprehensive picture of the EU's heating and cooling sector. More results are available at the project website. The paper focuses on methodological aspects concerning the disaggregation of energy balances (end-use, temperature levels) in the industrial sector and compares the obtained insights with earlier publications and available end-use balances. It highlights that the process-specific bottom-up (BU) approach delivers the level of detail required to reflect subsectoral differences among countries, e.g. in the non-ferrous metals industry (see figure).

The analysis at the level of individual subsectors shows distinct patterns of energy carrier use and temperature level. Both these aspects restrict the technologies and efficiency potentials that can be applied. The knowledge about these restrictions and their implications for energy modelling will be of ongoing interest in the future modelling of industrial heat supply.

The paper is available at SpringerLink: Rehfeldt, Matthias; Fleiter, Tobias; Toro, Felipe (2017): A bottom-up estimation of the heating and cooling demand in European industry. In: Energy Efficiency 45 (2012), p. 786.
DOI: 10.1007/s12053-017-9571-y.

Share of processes in the non-ferrous metals industry FED by country, cumulated share of country’s FED in EU28+3 FED
Share of processes in the non-ferrous metals industry FED by country, cumulated share of country’s FED in EU28+3 FED

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