District Energy

News and features about the equipment and technologies that are driving the expansion of district heating and cooling. Technologies covered include cogeneration, biomass, geothermal, combined-cycle gas, wind, solar and waste-to-energy.

EU approves JV for heat network specialist

The European Commission has approved the merger of German firms, Stadtwerke Olching Stromnetz and E.ON-owned Bayernwerk Netz.

Heating and cooling “far behind” power in turning to renewables

Globally, the heating and cooling sectors lag “far behind” the power sector in turning to renewable energy sources, a new report has found.

HWA launch heat networks design guide

The Hot Water Association has today published a new design guide for heating and hot water engineers and heat network designers, helping industry navigate the design of efficient and effective hot water storage in heat networks, delivering the best possible service to the consumer.

London King’s Cross district cooling network fully operational

Metropolitan’s King’s Cross district cooling network in London is now live, following activation on Wednesday.

Competition and Markets Authority calls for UK heat network regulation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released a report calling for the UK’s heat networks to be regulated.

Rolls-Royce to supply gensets for district heating and grid support in...

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract with EPC contractor Energyco for the supply of four gensets to a cogeneration plant in Kosice, Slovakia.

Emicool wins Expo 2020 district cooling contract

Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) has been awarded a contract to provide a district cooling plant for the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

European district cooling to grow to $40bn by 2024

The European District Cooling Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $35 billion to over $40 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.

Empower to provide district cooling to Dubai’s Cityland Mall

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has signed an agreement with Cityland Real Estate Development, an investment holding arm of Cityland Group to provide district cooling services to Cityland Mall in Dubai, with a total capacity of 14,000 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT).

Waste-to-energy district heating plant proposed for Welsh city

A waste-to-energy plant in the Welsh city of Cardiff could soon heat public and commercial buildings through a proposed district heating network. 

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