Mapping of heat and electricity consumption in a medium size municipality in Sweden
(English)In: Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102, E-ISSN 1876-6102Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
The Nordic electricity system faces many challenges with an increased share of intermittent power from renewable sources. One such challenge is to have enough capacity installed to cover the peak demands. In Sweden these peaks appear during the winter since a lot of electricity is used for heating. In this paper a mapping of the heat and electricity consumption in a medium size municipality in Sweden is presented. The paper analyze the potential for a larger market share of district heating (DH) and how it can affect the electrical power balance in the case study. The current heat market (HM) and electricity consumption is presented and divided into different user categories. Heating in detached houses not connected to DH covers 25 % of the HM, and 30 % of the electricity consumption during the peak hours. Converting the detached houses not connected to DH in densely populated areas to DH could reduce the annual electricity consumption by 10 %, and the electricity consumption during the peak hours by 20 %.
Research subject Energy, Forests and Built Environments
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:du-23586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23586DiVA: diva2:1056745