The project TransUrban.NRW is a winner of the ideas competition 'Reallabore der Energiewende' of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). With our simulations we support the implementation of innovative 5th generation district heating networks at 4 locations in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Brainergy Park Jülich GmbH is developing a modern and innovative commercial district in which renewable energies and the coupling of energy sectors play a major role. For a coordinated energy system, heatbeat supports the planning by modelling and simulating the buildings and the heating networks.
We use an example network in a district of Nürnberg to demonstrate our methods and processes for the dynamic simulation of a district heating network. In this case study, we compare the simulated heat losses resulting from different levels of thermal insulation for the pipe network.