Interconnection of Heating and Energy Sector for Urban Electrification Support

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April 3, 2023




Interconnection of Heating and Energy Sector for Urban Electrification Support

 Heating and Energy Sector | Electrification Support | WhatNext
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Interconnection of Heating and Energy Sector


Major cities across the globe have constantly expanded their boundaries to accommodate
ever-increasing population, which poses a challenge to urban developers, especially in
terms of rising energy needs and enhancing connectivity across various places in terms of

With climate change posing a threat, urban developers are consciously creating eco-friendly
structures to attain the goal of becoming free from carbon emissions.

More countries across the globe have switched to renewable resources such as solar panels for households.
electrification, but these renewable resources are intermittent.

To improve energy efficiency in urban electrification, sector coupling, which involves
integrating heating and energy sectors, has been implemented in major economies across
Europe and North America.

Both conventional and solar or wind power plants lack the flexibility required to react to supply and demand fluctuations, which is crucial for maintaining a stable network.

Interconnecting the power sector with transport, heating, and cooling ensures that surplus electricity is directed to household and commercial uses such as heaters or for charging EV batteries, creating a fully renewable system.

Another advantage of interconnecting the heating and energy sectors is that it reduces the need to build new
power plants, as the energy from the existing power plants is used in an efficient and
planned manner.

Energy companies have found innovative ways to adopt and implement sector coupling in
their respective countries to improve efficiency and reduce dependency on fossil fuels for

Integrating Software Simulations

Software as a Service (Saas) has found useful applications in various industries, and the
The energy sector is no exception. With business-friendly and end-user features, Saas can offer
a viable solution for integrating various sectors.

Energenious has been at the forefront of helping urban developers transition their energy
needs by integrating mobility, heating and cooling sectors through cloud-based simulation.

This startup company is based out of Germany and has helped developers and end-users
plan, design and streamline various energy systems under one roof.

By integrating units such as combined heat and power (CHP), power to heat (P2H) and
power of gas into its cloud-based system, Energenious has been able to utilise the resulting
synergy to enhance the efficiency of the energy system.

A major advantage of using its tool is that it can run independently on end-user devices. Other advantages include cost optimization by weighing different energy requirements, optimising technology selection,
system configuration and operation, all done during the planning phase.

Energenious also provides energy system planners and operators with performance
indicators that can be used to select the most efficient and cost-effective option. Most importantly, energy planners also get to examine the effectiveness of load flexibility along
with options for system improvement.

Avacon Natur


Avacon Natur, a company offering innovative energy solutions through sector coupling, has
effective integrated energy requirements for both residential and commercial districts.

Using precise data processed digitally, Avacon Natur has been able to coordinate the supply
of electricity and heat from various power plants, photovoltaic plants and other heat
producers to meet the consumer& demand in the district with the help of its cloud computing


What Next?

When it comes to urban electrification, the interconnection of heating and energy sectors is
necessary, as it provides answers for sustainable development.

Several developed economies have started to embrace the idea of sector coupling, and many have even
successfully developed indigenous products. With more nations joining the bandwagon, the
time is now ripe for transitioning from non-renewable energy sources to renewable ones.


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