Volume 4: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions: Part III

Wind Power-Driven Pipeless District Heating as a Mean of Fast Transition to Zero-Emission Heating Sources – Assessment of Potential for Urban and Suburban Area on the Example of Kraków City (Poland) Bartłomiej CIAPAŁA*



Areas dealing with poor air quality may be significantly supported in their struggles, if district heating systems are established. Unfortunately, it is not always feasible to supply detached houses in comparatively remoted districts. Yet, all those buildings are usually connected to local electric grid, which may be easily upgraded. Thus, there is a real opportunity to use electric grid as a mean to reduce air pollution. Simultaneously, wind turbines present potential in providing electric energy with low CO2 footprint, what not always is a case if electricity is bought from national grid. This paper is to present a concept of heat receivers supplied in heat with electricity produced in dedicated wind farm and transferred via local electric grid. Simulation of needed system size and assessment of the potential for Kraków, Poland (Central Europe) is presented along with algorithm and analysis of system performance over typical meteorological year.

Keywords RES DH, wind power, district heating, powerto-grid (Max. 6)

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