Imperial College London

ProfessorChristosMarkides

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Clean Energy Technologies
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 1601c.markides Website

 
 
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Location

 

404ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@phdthesis{Delangle:2016,
author = {Delangle, ACC},
title = {MODELLING AND OPTIMISATION OF A DISTRICT HEATING NETWORK’S MARGINAL EXTENSION},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - THES
AB - District heating networks have a key role to play in tackling greenhouse gas emissions associated with urban energy systems. In this context, renewed attention has recently been paid to them and there is a global trend towards the acceleration of district heating expansion. If several existing networks even plan to extend, little work has been carried out on district heating networks expansion in the literature. The following thesis develops a methodology to find the best district heating network expansion strategy under given constraints. After analysing the heat demand and establishing buildings connection scenarios, the model developed optimises the energy centre expansion over a twelve years’ time horizon. Spatial expansion aspects are also included. The optimisation approach was applied to the case of the Barkantine district heating network in the Isle of Dogs, London. The model demonstrated that depending on the optimisation performed (costs or greenhouse gas emissions), some connection strategies have to be privileged. It also proved that district heating scheme’s financial viability may be affected by the connection scenario chosen, highlighting the necessity of planning strategies for district heating networks. The proposed approach can be adapted to other district heating network schemes and modified to integrate more aspects and constraints.
AU - Delangle,ACC
PY - 2016///
TI - MODELLING AND OPTIMISATION OF A DISTRICT HEATING NETWORK’S MARGINAL EXTENSION
ER -