Smart thermal networks for smart cities – Introduction of concepts and measures
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Energy Department, Giefinggasse 2, 11210 Vienna, Austria
a e-mail: Ralf-Roman.Schmidt@ait.ac.at
In order to contribute to high living standards, climate mitigation and energy supply security, future urban energy systems require a holistic approach. In particular an intelligent integration of thermal networks is necessary. This paper will briefly present the “smart city” concept and introduce an associated definition for smart thermal networks defined on three levels: 1. the interaction with urban planning processes and the interface to the overall urban energy system, 2. the adaptation of the temperature level and 3. supply and demand-side management strategies.
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