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Publikācija: Policy Incentives for Flexible District Heating in the Baltic Countries

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
Funding for basic activity Research project
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Policy Incentives for Flexible District Heating in the Baltic Countries
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Daniel Møller Sneum
Eli Sandberg
Hardi Koduvere
Ole Jess Olsen
Dagnija Blumberga
Keywords District heating; Energy policy; Flexibility
Abstract This study analyzes the impacts of taxes, subsidies, and electricity transmission and distribution tariffs and heat storage on the operation and economic feasibility of district heating plants with different flexibility potentials in the Baltic countries. Under 2016 conditions, the lowest levelized cost of heat is achieved by a combination of wood chip boilers, electric boilers, and heat storage. Heat storage enables a higher utilization of least-cost technologies, resulting in greater cost efficiency for all considered scenarios. Current taxes and subsidies are found to have limited impact on the operation of combined heat and power plants and electric boilers.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2018.02.001
Hyperlink: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095717871730156X?via%3Dihub 
Reference Møller Sneum, D., Sandberg, E., Koduvere, H., Olsen, O., Blumberga, D. Policy Incentives for Flexible District Heating in the Baltic Countries. Utilities Policy, 2018, Vol.51, pp.61-72. ISSN 0957-1787. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jup.2018.02.001
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