Cost comparison between district heating and alternatives during the price model restructuring process
2016 (English)In: The 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, Beijing, October 8-11 2016 / [ed] Jinyue Yan, 2016, 967Conference paper (Refereed)
District heating (DH) has been considered as a resource- and cost-efficient way of supplying heat and a promising method to mitigate climate change, yet it also facing growing competition from alternative technical solutions, such as heat pumps. Many DH companies are under price model restructuring process to enhance their competitiveness. This study investigated the competitiveness of DH among users which would encounter significant cost increase during the price model restructuring process through comparing the cost of different DH price models with three alternative technical solutions. The result shows that for the invested DH user, instead of DH, the most economic preferable choice is to install ground source heat pump combining with direct electrical heating.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-33950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-33950DiVA: diva2:1049343
The 8th International Conference on Applied Energy, Beijing, October 8-11 2016