District heating networks

You are planning a local or district heating network or want to optimize or increase an existing network? If so, you should make use of our experience in the design and planning of heating networks.

Why is the well-founded planning of heating networks so important?

The overall costs of a local or district heating network are dominated by the write-off of the investment costs. Well-founded planning is therefore all the more important to match the planned network precisely to existing and possible future heating needs

Our services in the field of local and district heating networks:

  • Heating cadaster
  • Feasibility studies
  • Simulation of customer’s cumulative heating load profile
  • Layout and sizing of the network up to execution planning
  • Consultation of pricing (demand charge, working price, sliding price scale, etc.)
  • Consultation on technical connection regulations
  • Customer acquisition for remote heating
  • Heating cost comparison
  • Construction supervision and monitoring during implementation

„Wrong decisions during the planning stage have implications over the heating grid’s entire service life of more than 30 years.“

Matthias Schäfer
eta expert for district heating

eta expert Mr. Schäfer

Selected projects

In these projects, local and district heating networks were planned and optimized by our experts.

Quartierskonzept Bamberg Lagarde - eta Energieberatung

Bamberg district concept

Cities and municipalities are often faced with the task of converting former industrial areas, barracks, etc. into residential areas. So-called district concepts are usually the basis for decision-making. A multitude of questions have to be considered. An important point is the energy supply of such new residential areas. By working out different supply variants, these can be compared with each other.

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Biomasse-Heizkraftwerk Wunsiedel Energieberatung Wunsiedel - Nutzung von Biomasse - Biomasseanlagen otimieren

Biomass CHP Wunsiedel

eta Energieberatung, Pfaffenhofen received the order from WUN Bioenergie GmbH for the conception and planning of a biomass ORC cogeneration plant and a wood pelleting plant. After a construction period of only 9 months the combined heat and power plant has been put into operation.

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Biomasse-Heizwerk Engelsberg - Energieberatung Engelsberg

Biomass heating Engelsberg

In Engelsberg, a biomass heating plant with a capacity of 1,700 kW and a district heating network with a route length of approx. 7,400 m and 180 heat transfer stations were built. Afterwards, the biomass heating plant and the district heating network were optimised during operation.

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Biomasse-Heizwerk auf Schloss Lauterbach

Biomass heating plant Lauterbach Castle

In Lauterbach Castle, which has been owned by the von Hundt family since the 15th century, the ageing oil heating system was replaced by a woodchip heating system. A neighbouring residential building is also supplied with heat via this. eta Energieberatung was commissioned to plan the woodchip heating system with a connected local heating network.

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