5th generation heating and cooling (5GDHC), is a highly optimised, demand-driven, self-regulating, energy management system for urban areas. In this ultra-low temperature grid with decentralized energy plants, a closed thermal energy loop ensures hot and cold exchange within and among buildings. The Interreg project D2Grids, aims at rolling out this proven but underutilised concept to increase North-West Europe share of renewables. 5 pilot sites in Bochum, Brunssum, Glasgow, Nottingham and Paris-Saclay will demontrate this impactful technology, in order to industrialise 5GDHC systems and boost its commercialization potential.
5th generation heating and cooling (5GDHC), is a highly optimised, demand-driven, self-regulating, energy management system for urban areas. In this ultra (...)
Effective and ambitious policies are urgently needed to unlock the widespread benefits offered by using renewable energy in buildings and industry, as fossil fuels persist as the main fuel for heating (...)
At the former site of the Opel car plant the Stadtwerke Bochum Holding built up a 5th generation grid for the cold and heat supply for the new future users. In 2022 the first customers will be connected (...)
While heating and cooling are responsible for half of Europe's total energy consumption, 5th generation heating and cooling networks are the solution to help us move towards decarbonised cities. D2GRIDS (...)
Low-temperature district heating and cooling are setting the way towards decarbonising our cities. To this aim, 5GDHC by delivering low-temperature heat and cold to connected homes in a circular way, is (...)
Nowadays, heating networks are mainly managed by a single operator running all production means and centralising billing to subscribers. The paradigm shift proposed by 5th generation district heating and (...)
Last Thursday we published this critique of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). Created in the 1990s, the ECT was designed to protect cross-border energy investments from political risk. Critics now say it (...)