Network synthesis for a district energy system: a step towards sustainability

C. Weber, I. Heckl, F. Friedler, F. Maréchal, D. Favrat

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In this paper, the first results of a new method for the configuration of district energy systems are presented. District energy systems are believed to help decreasing the CO2-emissions due to energy services (heating, cooling, electricity and hot water), by implementing polygeneration energy conversion technologies, connected to a group of buildings over a network. The synthesis of the network is an important but not trivial task, mainly because the problem involves a large number of integer variables and results in an mixed integer linear programming problem (MILP) that needs to be optimised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1869-1874
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006



  • CO2-emissions
  • District heating
  • MILP
  • Network synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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