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5GDHC network in Warendorf (In de Brinke)

On this page you find facts and figures about the 5GDHC network in Warendorf (In de Brinke). The network has a length of 5.5 km. In total, 180 buildings are supplied by the heat network. The 5GDHC network is operated by WEV Warendorfer Energieversorgung .

Facts and figures about the cold heat network in Warendorf (In de Brinke)

Geothermal probes, which are one of the most common heat sources for 5GDHC networks, serve as a heat source in this district. 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 0.47. 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 Warendorf (In de Brinke) is listed in Table 1.

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Table 1: Facts and figures about the anergy network in Warendorf (In de Brinke)
District In de Brinke
Country Germany
City / location Warendorf
Year of commissioning 2021
Operator WEV Warendorfer Energieversorgung
Network temperatures 5-20 °C
Supplied buildings 180
Network length 5.5 km
Primary energy factor 0.47
Share of new building area 100 %
Heat generation capacity (energy hub) 2400 kW
Pipe type Plastic pipe (uninsulated)
Heat sources Geothermal probes
Shallow geothermal energy
Cooling supply through thermal network Yes
Obligation to connect to network No
Owner of decentral heat pumps Varies from building to building
Billing boundary for delivered heat Condenser of the heat pump (building side)
Price model for heat supply Base price (€/year)
Energy price (€/kWh)
Capacity price (€/kW)
Price model for cold supply Base price (€/year)
Buildings receiving compensation for heat feed-in No
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