Domestic heating for the local community
Domestic heating – also known as ‘Community heating’ – is an independent heat circuit involving a limited number of end users. Such a system may be established in a small urban community, a research park or an industrial area, which, with its own source of heat production can become self-sufficient in heating. It may also involve a housing company with its own gas-fired boiler providing heating for 10–20 residences, for example.
The transport potential of domestic heating systems can extend from a few houses to small towns. The use of domestic heating can assist with controlling energy consumption very tightly, while simultaneously reducing costs linked to transporting energy. Domestic heating has the general benefits that district heating supplies during a service life in excess of 30 years.