The District Heating Knowledge Platform was developed in the frame of the LowTEMP project, where 19 project partners from nine Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries make district heating (DH) more sustainable by integrating low temperature district heating (LTDH) solutions in energy supply systems.
The DH Knowledge Platform is a set of ICT tools enabling DH related knowledge acquisition, visualization and dissemination and serves as a data repository on the general status quo of district heating systems and structures in the BSR. It contains generalized knowledge about the efficiency of existing heating systems, heating demand, operators of the grid, available approaches and methods to implement LTDH in the BSR.
The DH Knowledge Platform includes an overview on the current status of smart energy supply systems and the use of renewables in the BSR. It demonstrates essential information and data to provide actors responsible for energy supply systems in the BSR with basic knowledge that allows an insight into the necessity of future sustainable DH concepts. Like this, they can support the process of integrating LTDH in the existing heating supply systems.
This system is addressed to and used by public authorities, heating providers and other stakeholders, who need information on the status quo of existing district heating situations in the BSR.