Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)

Heating Sector Decarbonization With Renewable Gas and Power-to-Heat

Authors
Robert Weiss, Heidi Saastamoinen, Jussi Ikäheimo
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Robert Weiss
Available Online 4 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.024How to use a DOI?
Keywords
decarbonization, grid tariff, heat pump, green gas, SNG, power-to-heat, heating
Abstract

Deep decarbonization, which comprehends activities whose aim is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in all economic sectors, is necessary to reach the goals of the Paris agreement. Consumption of fossil fuels in individual buildings is an important source of emissions. In this paper we study the economic feasibility of decarbonizing heat generation in natural gas heated buildings in two European countries. Heat pumps and substitution of fossil natural gas by synthetic natural gas (SNG) are studied as solutions for decarbonization in both Finnish and German conditions. We find that in both countries the SNG solution substantially increases the consumer’s heating costs. Heat pump turned out to be economically viable in Finland while in Germany the high surcharges on green electricity made the heat pump solution unattractive.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 14th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference 2020 (IRES 2020)
Series
Atlantis Highlights in Engineering
Publication Date
4 February 2021
ISBN
10.2991/ahe.k.210202.024
ISSN
2589-4943
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahe.k.210202.024How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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