Call for abstracts

3rd International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating, 12-13 September 2017 in Copenhagen

Based on last year’s successful conference, we invite researchers and experts from industry and businesses to contribute to further enhancing the knowledge of Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating.

The Smart Energy System concept is essential for 100% renewable energy systems to harvest storage synergies and exploit low value heat sources. The Smart Energy System approach was defined in 2011 in the CEESA project. The project addressed Danish scenarios with a particular focus on renewable energy in the transport system in a context with limited access to bioenergy.

As opposed to, for instance, the smart grid concept, which takes a sole focus on the electricity sector, the smart energy systems approach includes the entire energy system in its identification of suitable energy infrastructure designs and operation strategies. Focusing solely on the smart electricity grid often leads to the definition of transmission lines, flexible electricity demands, and electricity storage as the primary means to dealing with the integration of fluctuating renewable sources.

However, these measures are neither very effective nor cost-efficient considering the nature of wind power and similar sources. The most effective and least-cost solutions are to be found when the electricity sector is combined with the heating and cooling sectors and/or the transport sector. Moreover, the combination of electricity and gas infrastructures may play an important role in the design of future renewable energy systems.

In its research on low-temperature district heating, the Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems enhances the understanding of supply system design, infrastructure and heat savings. In future energy systems, combinations of low-temperature district heating resources and heat savings represent a promising alternative to individual heating solutions and passive or energy+ buildings. This change in the heating system also requires institutional and organisational changes that address the implementation of new technologies and enable new markets that can provide feasible solutions to society.

Call for abstracts (pdf)
Submission form (Word .docx-file)

Deadline for submission of abstract is 31 March 2017

Register for the conference here.



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