06 July 2017

Fifth-generation thermal grids and heat pumps


Belgium, the country of beer, fries and chocolate. But what energy sources are used? We have a large amount of nuclear power and a wide-spread gas network. Regarding power generation, wind power and solar power are taking up. But what are the alternatives to gas heating, considering the use of local energy sources and considering that the cooling demand will increase with respect to the heating demand? In this article we present an energy cocktail of a low temperature thermal grid of the fifth generation combined with ground sources, river energy and heat pump technology.