VIDEO: Smart Heating Europe

Did you know that the heat currently being wasted in Europe could heat all of our buildings if it was collected in smart district heating grids?

Today, 40% of the energy consumed in Europe is for heating. All this energy can become sustainable through modern district heating systems collecting waste heat from power plants and industry, and working at low temperatures which minimizes the heat loss and integrates more sources of renewable energy.

The video below describes how Europe could transform its heating supply to be low-carbon and cost-effective whilst maintaining security of supply.

The video is 21 minutes long but it is split into five main parts. Each part covers a different topic and can be viewed separately below. To watch the entire video from start to finish just click on “watch entire video” in the video player.

The video is financed by the 4DH Research Centre and Blue Planet Innovation together with Danish district heating system and component manufacturers Danfoss, Kamstrup, and LOGSTOR, and Danish district heating suppliers Aarhus Affaldvarme and Aalborg Forsyning.

Part 1: Introduction to Smart Heating Europe (3 minutes 22 seconds)


Part 2: From Fossil Fuels to Excess Heat and Renewables (2 minutes 47 seconds)


Part 3: Low-Energy Buildings & Low-Temperature Heating (6 minutes 18 seconds)


Part 4: 4G District Heating & the Integration of Renewable Energy (3 minutes 30 seconds)


Part 5: Implementation of 4G District Heating and Smart Energy Systems

One Response to VIDEO: Smart Heating Europe

  1. Ambrose R. Spencer says:

    Thank you.
    I lectured on Prof. Lund’s book two years ago. This summer I will do a talk on getting from 50 to 100 percent. I will emphasize the need for seasonal storage of electric and heat, albeit the electric is very costly, but with retail pricing, manual and automatic DSM, the percent of annual energy needing to be supplied though seasonal storage may be as little as 20% in the electric sector. Ignacio Perez-Arriaga is at MIT and has helped the US. I will also emphasize Anergy (ETH Zurich) and Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (Hydrogeneous, and Arreva). This is because Paris emphasized the need to limit bioenergy to Biomass with carbon capture and sequestration.

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