Newsletter, 3rd edition 2012
2012 has been a year full of project activities. Some of them have been captured in the 3rd edition of the InnoHeat newsletter, which has been distributed over the last couple of days. Subscribe to project newsletters and recieve the email version by signing up here.
InnoHeat Newsletter 3rd edition 2012 (English version)
InnoHeat naujienlaiškis, 3 leidinys 2012 (Lithuanian version)
3. wydanie biuletynu dotyczącego projektu InnoHeat (Polish version)
InnoHeat nyhetsbrev 3 2012 (Swedish version)
InnoHeat-Newsletter, 3. Ausgabe 2012 (German version)
Smart Heat Grids
Sustainable district heating and cooling for the future
Christian Johansson was one of the Swedish experts participating in the study visit to Blekinge in November. In his capacity as Guest Writer in the 3rd edition of the InnoHeat newsletter, he outlines the NODA business idea about proactive optimization of district heating systems to meet shifting weather conditions, pricing and energy consumption.
By Christian Johansson, CTO at NODA Intelligent Systems AB
How we generate and use energy is something that affects our everyday life, and our society is now more than ever dependent on a free flow of readily available energy. As the challenges relating to climate change and increasing energy prices mount we find ourselves faced with great challenges which require new and innovative solutions for a sustainable future. Almost half of all energy generated in Europe is used for heating and cooling, and the benefits of optimizing these systems are overwhelmingly large. At NODA we combine world leading knowledge and cutting edge engineering in order to develop platforms for system-wide optimization of district heating and cooling systems. By integrating and merging energy companies and their customers we provide platforms for financially and environmentally sustainable district heating and cooling.
Read the full-length article here
(Available in English, Polish, Lithuanian and German)
Training course with district heating experts
During the second day of study visits in Blekinge the InnoHeat delegation met Gunnar Nilsson, Göteborg Energi, Thomas Lummi, Swedish District Heating Association and Christian Johansson, Noda for a round of discussions and a training course. The five topics on the discussion table were the following:
- Improvement opportunities
- Technology solutions
- Time plan
The previous data collection has indicated a common interest in reduction of network return temperature. Another common improvement opportunity is a need for local information campaigns and an improved dialogue with customers.
To the left: Silute district heating company puts their goals on paper, assisted by Nerijus Jasinskas at the Lithuanian District Heating Association.
To the right: Thomas Lummi, the Swedish District Heating Association, participates in MEC Kolobrzeg’s in discusions about goals and activities.
InnoHeat and the study visit to Blekinge is given several pages of attention in the latest issue of Silumine technika (Issue 53 2012), published by the Lithuanian District Heating Association.
Download the full-length article Inno-Heat straipsnis is Nr53 (available in Lithuanian only).
Blekinge Lans Tidning, November 21st 2012
The local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning (BLT) wrote an article about the Innoheat visit to the Karlskrona-Karlshamn-Ronneby area, published on November 21st 2012.
Swedish District Heating Association, November 21st 2012
Web news about the study visit and the representative Thomas Lummi, who participated during the expert panel session in Karlshamn on November 21st 2012.
Blekinge Institute of Technology Web news, November 20th 2012
Web news about Fredrik Wernstedt and Christian Johansson, scientists at Blekinge Institute of Technology participating in the Blekinge study visit representing Noda.
Polish TV-broadcast about Swedish energy policy and economy
The Warsaw-based TV station TVN CNBC 24 broadcasted a feature about the Swedish economy and energy policy on November 29th 2012.
The interviewee Mr Marciej Sokolowski who is a PhD scholar at Gothenburg University, participated in the InnoHeat study visit to Blekinge representing the Swedish Institute (SI) and their Network of Global Future Leaders.
Study visit to Blekinge under way
On November 20-22nd 2012 the InnoHeat partners visit the southeast corner of Sweden for the first round of study visits.
Prior to the study tour the project partners have conducted detailed collection of technical data, which in turn has been analyzed by a panel of experts. The study visit programme is designed to be a mix of on-site visits and rounds of discussions to match specific findings from the data collection.
First stop: the CHP plant in Karlskrona
The Karlskrona plant is in operation since September 2012 after a construction period over 3 years. The plant is solely fuelled by biomass, which is identified as one of the special interests to the lithuanian participnats.
The total boiler capacity is 42 MW and the output is 12 MW electricity supply and 7 MW heat production.
Please refer to Affärsverken for further details on the CHP plant.
Energy efficiency by Karlskronahem
The municipal housing company Karlskronahem work consistently on modernising the real estates focusing on energy efficiency. The InnoHeat delegation visits three building blocs where innovative cleantech solutions have been put forward.
In Marieberg (left), roof top solar panels are used for heating the tap water in a building bloc.
Sea water heating buildings and water at Ringö in Karlskrona (right).
Please refer to Karlskronahem for more information.
Partner meeting in Gdynia
The weather conditions couldn’t have been more favorurable when the InnoHeat partners met for their third partner meeting in the vibrant Tri city area Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia, northern Poland, during the first days of October.
The intense meeting agenda was mixed with an ambitious study visit programme organised by the meeting hosts OPEC Gdynia.
The InnoHeat partners got to see one of the Sopot district heating plants and sub stations in multi story apartmenet buildings. After lunch the study visit continued towards Wejhereowo where the new gas fuelled CHP will be taken into operation during the coming month.
Polish District Heating
Guest writer Natalia Rojek, InnoHeat representative and PA to the management Board at Chamber of Commerce Polish District Heating gives, together with Vice President Boguslaw Regulski, an overview of the challenges and opportunities the Polish district heating industry is facing.
Polish District Heating in numbers
By Natalia Rojek and Boguslaw Regulski, Chamber of Commerce Polish District Heating
District heating in Poland is a well-established industry with approximately 59,000 MW of installed capacity, 254,000 TJ of heat sold to the customers, total network length of 19,400 km and 488 enterprises generating together approx. 14,6 billion PLN of yearly income. District heating covers more than 60% of the demand in urban areas. It serves approx. 15 million citizens and has an ever-growing potential of gaining market.
Over 65% of the district heating consumers are housing associations, condominiums and communal flats. Only 2% of the customers are individual receivers. 13% of District Heating is delivered to public utilities, 10.5% to the industry and 9% to other customers. The pricing tariffs of heat need to be accepted by the Energy Regulatory Office.
Read the full length article here
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Lithuanian data collection started
Building on the Polish experiences, the Lithuanian district heating companies SST Silute and MST Mazeikiai started their collection of data after a start up meeting in Palanga early July.
The data collection is planned to be completed by mid September, well in time for the heating season, and the planned study visits in November.
The Lithuanian partners wishes to achieve a reduction in return temperature in the district heating system, an area of interest that also coincides with the interest of the Polish partners. Swedish district heating companies have been working diligently with this in the past gaining experience of great value for the InnoHeat project.
Experiences from analysis at OPEC Gdynia and MEC Kolobrzeg
MEC Kolobrzeg and OPEC Gdynia started their data collection in February 2012 and found some interesting results when analyzing the current status of facilities.
The activities planned in the project are analysis of current technical and management status of facilities, and identification of improvement possibilities.
The results will be used when planning study visits to installations of relevance to each district heating operator. The activities will lead to development of improvement and investment plans and to preparations and possible start-up of investment projects within the duration of the InnoHeat project. The activities also aim to create a long term network/institute in the South Baltic Area.
Read the full length article Experiences from analysis at OPEC Gdynia and MEC Kolobrzeg
Wnioski plynace z analizy danych w OPEC Gdynia i MEC Kolobrzeg (Polish version)
OPEC Gdynia ir MEC Kolobrzeg atliktu tyrimu patirtis (Lithuanian version)
Erfahrungen aus Untersuchungen in OPEC Gdynia und MEC Kolobrzeg (German version)
Erfarenheter av analysen vid OPEC Gdynia och MEC Kolobrzeg (Swedish version)