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Technical and economic feasibility of sustainable heating and cooling supply options in southern European municipalities-A case study for Matosinhos, Portugal

Eftim Popovski, Tobias Fleiter, Hugo Santos, Vitor Leal and Eduardo Oliveira Fernandes

Energy, 2018, vol. 153, issue C, 311-323

Abstract: Energy demand for heating and cooling constitutes almost 50% of the total energy demand in Europe and strongly depends on fossil fuels. Decarbonising this sector and providing a sustainable supply should be a main goal of climate policy. The technical and economic feasibility of supply options depends strongly on local conditions. The focus of this research is to assess the cost-effectiveness of sustainable heat and cold supply solutions under southern European conditions. We use the city of Matosinhos (Portugal) as an example. The methodology includes estimation of thermal demands and hourly simulation of alternative supply scenarios.

Keywords: District heating and cooling; Excess heat utilization; Individual heating and cooling; CO2 emission reduction; Heat pumps; Sustainable cities; energyPRO; Energy planning; Heat supply (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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