The CIBSE Journal (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) just published an article about the Plymouth 5th generation district heating and cooling (DHC) developed in the framework of the HeatNet NWE project. The article shows how peer-to-peer between cities can move forward the decarbonisation of the energy system.
According to Jon Selman, low carbon city officer in the Strategic Planning and Infrastructure Service at Plymouth City Council, they have been inspired by Mijnwater, another partner of the HeatNet NWE project. Mijnwater is developing an innovative DHC network at very low temperature, based on the use of decentralised heat pumps and energy storage for more than 15 years. The Plymouth City Council team found that this scheme can be replicated in Plymouth.
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