Optimization of Local Heat Networks for Bioenergy Villages

H. Uhlemair, J. Geldermann, and M.-C. Körner (Germany)

Keywords

bioenergy village, heat distribution network, Steiner tree problem

Abstract

In ‘bioenergy villages’ renewable energies are used to sup ply the villagers with heat and electricity. Whereas the electricity gets fed into the national grid, a local heat distri bution network is necessary to supply the inhabitants with heat. This paper presents an optimization model for the heat distribtion system. The problem is described as a Steiner tree problem. The model is applied on a small example village.

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