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5GDHC network in Soest (Soester Norden)

On this page you find facts and figures about the 5GDHC network in Soest (Soester Norden). The network has a length of 7.3 km. In total, 417 buildings are supplied by the heat network. The 5GDHC network is operated by Stadtwerke Soest .

Facts and figures about the cold heat network in Soest (Soester Norden)

Uninsulated plastic pipes are used for the heating 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. Buildings are obliged to connect to the heating network. Detailed data of the 5GDHC network in Soest (Soester Norden) is listed in Table 1.

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Table 1: Facts and figures about the anergy network in Soest (Soester Norden)
District Soester Norden
Country Germany
City / location Soest
Year of commissioning 2022
Operator Stadtwerke Soest
Network temperatures (-2)-12 °C
Supplied buildings 417
Network length 7.3 km
Primary energy factor 0.44
Share of new building area 100 %
Heat generation capacity (energy hub) 2820 kW
Pipe type Plastic pipe (uninsulated)
Heat sources Shallow geothermal energy
Cooling supply through thermal network Yes
Obligation to connect to network Yes
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)
Buildings receiving compensation for heat feed-in No
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