Presentation on theme: "1. Wind to elec plus heat pumps with ccgt as interim 2. wind to DH with chp as interim Both routes use gas for windless days back up. Important question."— Presentation transcript:
1. Wind to elec plus heat pumps with ccgt as interim 2. wind to DH with chp as interim Both routes use gas for windless days back up. Important question because building heating is the largest use of primary energy apart from transport
The Elec route needs extra power cables since they are not big enough if all houses in a city had electric heat pumps The DH route needs expensive DH mains to be laid. Both need digging up the streets Both need storage Maybe insulation
Heat stores store and forward surplus wind energy CHP can coast at lower load with any spinning reserve losses captured as useable heat CHP can switch to elec only mode with instantaneous increase in power, and vice verse AND CHPDH can utilise: solar, geothermal, industrial waste heat
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