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5GDHC network in Kerpen (Vinger Weg)

On this page you find facts and figures about the 5GDHC network in Kerpen (Vinger Weg). The network has a length of 1.2 km. In total, 78 buildings are supplied by the heat network. The 5GDHC network is operated by Stadtwerke Kerpen/E.ON .

Facts and figures about the cold heat network in Kerpen (Vinger Weg)

Insulated plastic pipes are used for the heating network. network. The network does not only supply the buildings with heat to operate the decentralized heat pumps, but also with cooling energy, e.g. for room air conditioning. If heating and cooling demands occur simultaneously, these can be balanced within the 5GDHC network (see also demand balancing in 5GDHC networks). The primary energy factor of the heat supply is 0.44. The district comprises new construction areas only. Every building of the district is free to decide whether to connect to the heating network or not; there is no obligation to connect. Detailed data of the 5GDHC network in Kerpen (Vinger Weg) is listed in Table 1.

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Table 1: Facts and figures about the anergy network in Kerpen (Vinger Weg)
District Vinger Weg
Country Germany
City / location Kerpen
Year of commissioning 2021
Operator Stadtwerke Kerpen/E.ON
Network temperatures W: 40/35, S: 20/15 °C
Supplied buildings 78
Network length 1.2 km
Primary energy factor 0.44
Share of new building area 100 %
Heat generation capacity (energy hub) 1200 kW
Pipe type Plastic pipe (insulated)
Heat sources Ambient air
Combined heat and power plant (CHP)
Boiler (e.g. natural gas/biogas)
Cooling supply through thermal network Yes
Obligation to connect to network No
Owner of decentral heat pumps Heat network operator
Billing boundary for delivered heat Condenser of the heat pump (building side)
Price model for heat supply Base price (€/year)
Energy price (€/kWh)
Price model for cold supply Base price (€/year)
Energy price (€/kWh)
Buildings receiving compensation for heat feed-in No
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