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Posted By: tonyHowever as heat losses of the houses are fixed no energy can possibly be saved.
Posted By: Ed DaviesI agree that CHP is the most attractive opportunity for district heating.
Posted By: SeretUntil then it's just waste, and they're strongly motivated to produce large amounts of luke warm water instead of nice hot stuff.
Posted By: Ed DaviesShould be using that luke-warm water on the input side of heat pumps driven by that cheap electricity, then.http:///forum114/extensions/Vanillacons/smilies/standard/confused.gif" alt="" title="" >
Posted By: SeretUnfortunately power station owners aren't big fans.To be useful for district heating they'd have to raise the output temperature of their condensers, which lowers generation efficiency. Taken as a big picture the plant is still using its fuel more efficiently, but it would raise the price per kWh if you look strictly at electricity. Power stations would have to be paid well enough for the heat they sold to make it attractive to them. Until then it's just waste, and they're strongly motivated to produce large amounts of luke warm water instead of nice hot stuff.
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