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Regionalised heat demand and power-to-heat capacities in Germany - An open dataset for assessing renewable energy integration

Heitkoetter, Wilko and Medjroubi, Wided and Vogt, Thomas and Agert, Carsten (2019) Regionalised heat demand and power-to-heat capacities in Germany - An open dataset for assessing renewable energy integration. Applied Energy. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114161 ISSN 0306-2619

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Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306261919318483


Higher shares of fluctuating generation from renewable energy sources in the power system lead to an increase in grid balancing demand. One approach for avoiding curtailment of renewable energies is to use excess electricity feed-in for heating applications. To assess in which regions power-to-heat technologies can contribute to renewable energy integration, detailed data on the spatial distribution of the heat demand are needed. We determine the overall heat load in the residential building sector and the share covered by electric heating technologies for each administrative district in Germany, with a temporal resolution of 15 min. Using a special evaluation of German census data, we defined 729 building categories and assigned individual heat demand values. Furthermore, heating types and different classes of installed heating capacity were defined. Our analysis showed that the share of small-scale single-storey heating and large-scale central heating is higher in cities, whereas there is more medium-scale central heating in rural areas. This results from the different shares of single and multi-family houses in the respective regions. To determine the electrically-covered heat demand, we took into account heat pumps and resistive heating technologies. All results, as well as the developed code, are published under open source licenses and can thus also be used by other researchers for the assessment of power-to-heat for renewable energy integration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132602/
Document Type:Article
Title:Regionalised heat demand and power-to-heat capacities in Germany - An open dataset for assessing renewable energy integration
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Heitkoetter, WilkoWilko.Heitkoetter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0417-9437
Medjroubi, WidedWided.Medjroubi (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2274-4209
Vogt, ThomasT.Vogt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6268-8694
Agert, CarstenCarsten.Agert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4733-5257
Date:29 November 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114161
Keywords:Regionalised heat demand; power-to-heat capacities; open data; open source; census special evaluation; heating capacity classes
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Technology, Innovation and Society
HGF - Program Themes:Renewable Energy and Material Resources for Sustainable Futures - Integrating at Different Scales
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SY - Energy Systems Analysis
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Systems Analysis and Technology Assessment
Location: Oldenburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Networked Energy Systems > Energy Systems Analysis
Deposited By: Heitkötter, Wilko
Deposited On:18 Dec 2019 14:52
Last Modified:18 Dec 2019 14:52

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