Sector Coupling Potentials of a 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Network

Hermann Edtmayer*, Peter Josef Nageler, Richard Heimrath, Thomas Mach

*Corresponding author for this work

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This poster presents the development and application of an urban building energy simulation model to analyse an existing 5th generation district heating and cooling network (5GDHC) in Zürich, Switzerland with regard to possible sector coupling potentials. We evaluated, how the heat energy production through large industrial heat pumps and the total thermal capacities of the 5GDHC network can provide flexibilities for power to heat applications.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2022
Event2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference : ISEC 2022 - Congress Graz, Graz, Austria
Duration: 5 Apr 20227 Apr 2022


Conference2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference
Abbreviated titleISEC 2022
Internet address


  • district energy system
  • sector coupling
  • building energy simulation
  • heating network simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Computer Science
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Experimental
  • Theoretical
  • Application

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