Electrical flexibility potential of hybrid industrial heat networks in Germany

Publication in EURO HEAT & POWE, Issue III - IV/2019

Making the various consumption sectors more flexible is an important component in achieving an energy supply based on fluctuating renewable energies. Electricity-based flexibilities such as electric cars or home storage will be part of the solution, but the electrification of heat supply also has a high potential to increase the flexible demand for electricity.

Industrial heating networks are cross-sectional technologies that are used throughout Germany and are operated locally by qualified specialists. Therefore, from a purely organizational point of view, they represent a good potential for flexible load. The fact that they also represent a relevant flexibility potential in quantitative terms is derived step by step in the article.

 

Results for step by step determined flexibility potential of industrial thermal networks en

Figure 1: Results for step-by-step determined flexibility potential of industrial thermal networks

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