Can renewables be integrated into district energy systems?

Yes. While district energy systems have been around for decades, they have an essential role in our effort to decarbonize quickly. District energy systems are agile; they can swiftly and aggressively integrate renewables into their energy mix as more renewable electrons are available on the grid. By replacing fossil fuel infrastructure with electric boilers, heat pumps, thermal batteries, and other clean technology, district energy systems can effectively decarbonize communities without retrofitting or installing new electrical infrastructure in individual buildings.

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What are the benefits of district energy systems?

District energy provided multiple advantages:

  • Freedom from asset ownership and the costs associated with maintenance
  • Wholesale energy pricing and stability
  • Efficient energy delivery
  • Greater reliability and redundancy in energy supply
  • Reduced carbon footprint