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Flexibility from Electric Boiler and Thermal Storage for Multi Energy System Interaction
Sinha, R.; Bak-Jensen, B.; Radhakrishna Pillai, J.; Zareipour, H. Flexibility from Electric Boiler and Thermal Storage for Multi Energy System Interaction. Energies 2020, 13, 98.

Environmental Payback of Renovation Strategies in a Northern Climate—the Impact of Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels in the Electricity Supply
Ramírez-Villegas, R.; Eriksson, O.; Olofsson, T. Energies 2020, 13, 80.

Implementing flexibility into energy planning models: Soft-linking of a high-level energy planning model and a short-term operational model
Dominik Franjo Dominković, Rune Grønborg Junker, Karen Byskov Lindberg, Henrik Madsen, Applied Energy, Volume 260, 2020.

Adaptive robust energy and reserve co-optimization of integrated electricity and heating system considering wind uncertainty
Jin Tan, Qiuwei Wu, Qinran Hu, Wei Wei, Feng Liu, Applied Energy, Volume 260, 2020.

Evaluation of energy flexibility of low-energy residential buildings connected to district heating
Kyriaki Foteinaki, Rongling Li, Thibault Péan, Carsten Rode, Jaume Salom, Energy and Buildings, Volume 213, 2020.

A framework for the optimal integration of solar assisted district heating in different urban sized communities: A robust machine learning approach incorporating global sensitivity analysis
Mohamed Hany Abokersh, Manel Vallès, Luisa F. Cabeza, Dieter Boer, Applied Energy, Volume 267, 2020, 114903.


Impact of solar field design and back-up technology on dynamic performance of a solar hybrid heating network integrated with a seasonal borehole thermal energy storage serving a small-scale residential district including plug-in electric vehicles
Antonio Rosato, Antonio Ciervo, Giovanni Ciampi, Michelangelo Scorpio, Francesco Guarino, Sergio Sibilio. Renewable Energy, Volume 154, 2020, p. 684-703.

Robust Scheduling of Integrated Electricity and Heating System Hedging Heating Network Uncertainties
H. Zhou, Z. Li, J. H. Zheng, Q. H. Wu and H. Zhang. In IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 1543-1555, March 2020.

Flexible nuclear co-generation plant combined with district heating and a large-scale heat storage
Miika Rämä, Martin Leurent, Jean-Guy Devezeaux de Lavergne. Energy, Volume 193, 2020, 116728

Sizing of district heating systems based on smart meter data: Quantifying the aggregated domestic energy demand and demand diversity in the UK
Zhikun Wang, Jenny Crawley, Francis G.N. Li, Robert Lowe. Energy, Volume 193, 2020, 116780

Experimental evaluation of an integrated demand response program using electric heat boosters to provide multi-system services
Hanmin Cai, Andreas Thingvad, Shi You, Mattia Marinelli. Energy, Volume 193, 2020, 116729.

A review of data centers as prosumers in district energy systems: Renewable energy integration and waste heat reuse for district heating
Pei Huang, Benedetta Copertaro, Xingxing Zhang, Jingchun Shen, Isabelle Löfgren, Mats Rönnelid, Jan Fahlen, Dan Andersson, Mikael Svanfeldt, Applied Energy, Volume 258, 2020, 114109.

Collaborative scheduling and flexibility assessment of integrated electricity and district heating systems utilizing thermal inertia of district heating network and aggregated buildings
Xue Li, Wenming Li, Rufeng Zhang, Tao Jiang, Houhe Chen, Guoqing Li, Applied Energy, Volume 258, 2020, 114021.

Bi-level modeling of district heating systems with prosumers
Andrey Penkovskii, Valery Stennikov, Angelica Kravets, Energy Reports, Volume 6, Supplement 2, 2020, p. 89-95.

Methods for optimization of time redundancy of prosumer in district heating systems
Ivan Postnikov, Energy Reports, Volume 6, Supplement 2, 2020, p. 214-220.

District Heating Tariffs, Economic Optimisation and Local Strategies during Radical Technological Change
Djørup, S.; Sperling, K.; Nielsen, S.; Østergaard, P.A.; Zinck Thellufsen, J.; Sorknæs, P.; Lund, H.; Drysdale, D. District Heating Tariffs, Energies 2020, 13, 1172.

Modifications of probabilistic models of states evolution for reliability analysis of district heating systems
Ivan Postnikov, Valery Stennikov, Energy Reports, Volume 6, Supplement 2, 2020, p. 293-298.

Environmental Comparison of Energy Solutions for Heating and Cooling
Franzén, I.; Nedar, L.; Andersson, M. Environmental Comparison of Energy Solutions for Heating and Cooling. Sustainability 2019, 11, 7051.

Feasibility of biomass-based CHP systems for district heating and electricity production for small cities
E. Giagozoglou, A. Dimitriou, D. Pekopoulos, D. Tsiamitros, D. Stimoniaris and V. Molasiotis, 2019 11th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO), Bursa, Turkey, 2019, p. 44-48.

Optimal operation of integrated electrical, district heating and natural gas system in wind dominated power system
Turk, A., Zeng, Q., Wu, Q., & Nielsen, A. H. International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy.

Design of Renewable and System-Beneficial District Heating Systems Using a Dynamic Emission Factor for Grid-Sourced Electricity
Röder, J.; Beier, D.; Meyer, B.; Nettelstroth, J.; Stührmann, T.; Zondervan, E. Energies 2020, 13, 619.

Demand side management in district heating systems by innovative control
Elisa Guelpa, Ludovica Marincioni. Energy, Volume 188, 2019, 116037.

Decentralized heating grid operation: A comparison of centralized and agent-based optimization
Klaus Lichtenegger, Andreas Leitner, Thomas Märzinger, Christine Mair, Andreas Moser, David Wöss, Christoph Schmidl, Tobias Pröll, Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks, Volume 21, 2020, 100300.

Smart Energy Aalborg: Matching End-Use Heat Saving Measures and Heat Supply Costs to Achieve Least Cost Heat Supply
Steffen Nielsen, Jakob Zinck Thellufsen, Peter Sorknæs, Søren Roth Djørup, Karl Sperling, Poul Alberg Østergaard, Henrik Lund, International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, Vol. 25 2020, p. 13–32.

Impacts of thermal energy storage on the management of variable demand and production in electricity and district heating systems: a Swedish case study
Petra Holmér, Jonathan Ullmark, Lisa Göransson, Viktor Walter & Filip Johnsson. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2020.

Operations scheduling of waste-to-energy plants under uncertainty
Chenlian Hu, Xiao Liu, Jie Lu, Chi-Hwa Wang, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 253, 2020, 119953.

On An Equivalent Representation of the Dynamics in District Heating Networks for Combined Electricity-Heat Operation
J. Yang, N. Zhang, A. Botterud and C. Kang, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 1, p. 560-570, 2020.

Statistical evaluation of heat carrier losses from district heating networks
A. Delcea, I. Bitir-Istrate, R. Pătrașcu and E. Minciuc, 2019 International Conference on ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT (CIEM), Timisoara, Romania, 2019, p. 333-337.

Agent-based distributed demand response in district heating systems
Hanmin Cai, Shi You, Jianzhong Wu, Applied Energy, Volume 262, 2020, 114403,

Electrification and Interconnections for Flexibility: A Comparative Analysis
C. Bergaentzlé, J. G. Kirkerud, K. Skytte and O. J. Olsen, 2019 16th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2019, p. 1-6.

Modelling and Analysis of Plate Heat Exchangers for Flexible District Heating Systems
Chyhryn, S. Modelling and Analysis of Plate Heat Exchangers for Flexible District Heating Systems. Energies 2019, 12, 4141.

Implementing flexibility into energy planning models: Soft-linking of a high-level energy planning model and a short-term operational model
Dominik Franjo Dominković, Rune Grønborg Junker, Karen Byskov Lindberg, Henrik Madsen, Applied Energy, Volume 260, 2020, 114292.

Adaptive robust energy and reserve co-optimization of integrated electricity and heating system considering wind uncertainty
Jin Tan, Qiuwei Wu, Qinran Hu, Wei Wei, Feng Liu. Applied Energy, Volume 260, 2020, 114230.

Techno-economic optimization of an energy system with sorption thermal energy storage in different energy markets
Luca Scapino, Carlo De Servi, Herbert A. Zondag, Jan Diriken, Camilo C.M. Rindt, Adriano Sciacovelli. Applied Energy, Volume 258, 2020, 114063.

Development, analysis and application of a predictive controller to a small-scale district heating system
Costanza Saletti, Agostino Gambarotta, Mirko Morini. Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 165, 2020, 114558.

Predicting Performance of a District Heat Powered Adsorption Chiller by Means of an Artificial Neural Network
Halon, T.; Pelinska-Olko, E.; Szyc, M.; Zajaczkowski, B. Energies 2019, 12, 3328.

Advanced Algorithms for Operational Optimization and Predictive Maintenance of Large District Heating Systems
M. Guzek, J. Białek, B. Królikowski, A. Bielecki, K. Świrski and K. Wojdan, 2019 IEEE 6th International Conference on Energy Smart Systems (ESS), Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019, pp. 165-170.

Flexibility Potential of Space Heating Demand Response in Buildings for District Heating Systems
Romanchenko, D.; Nyholm, E.; Odenberger, M.; Johnsson, F. Energies 2019, 12, 2874.

Operation Optimization of Multi-District Integrated Energy System Considering Flexible Demand Response of Electric and Thermal Loads
Zhou, C.; Zheng, J.; Liu, S.; Liu, Y.; Mei, F.; Pan, Y.; Shi, T.; Wu, J. Energies 2019, 12, 3831.

A Centralized Building Energy Management System for Residential Energy Hubs
M. A. F. Ghazvini, D. Steen and L. A. Tuan, 2019 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), Porto, Portugal, 2019, pp. 1-6.

A data-driven approach for discovering heat load patterns in district heating
Ece Calikus, Sławomir Nowaczyk, Anita Sant'Anna, Henrik Gadd, Sven Werner. Applied Energy, Volume 252, 2019, 113409.

Influence of heat pumps on renewable electricity integration: Germany in a European context
Christiane Bernath, Gerda Deac, Frank Sensfuß. Energy Strategy Reviews, Volume 26, 2019, 100389.

District Heating Network Demand Prediction Using a Physics-Based Energy Model with a Bayesian Approach for Parameter Calibration
Chen, S.; Friedrich, D.; Yu, Z.; Yu, J. Energies 2019, 12, 3408.

From partial optimization to overall system management – real-life smart heat load control in district heating systems
K. Kontu, P. Penttinen, J. Vimpari, S. Junnila. Energy and Buildings, Volume 204, 2019, 109481.

New methods for clustering district heating users based on consumption patterns
Chao Wang, Yuyan Du, Hailong Li, Fredrik Wallin, Geyong Min. Applied Energy, Volume 251, 2019, 113373

Modelling and flexible predictive control of buildings space-heating demand in district heating systems
Nadine Aoun, Roland Bavière, Mathieu Vallée, Antoine Aurousseau, Guillaume Sandou. Energy, Volume 188, 2019, 116042.

Analysis of energy signatures and planning of heating and domestic hot water energy use in buildings in Norway
Tereshchenko, TymofiiIvanko, DmytroNord, NatasaSartori, Igor. E3S Web of Conferences. 2019, 111 (06009)

Enhancing Power System Flexibility Through District Heating - Potential Role in the Italian Decarbonisation
F. Fattori, L. Tagliabue, G. Cassetti and M. Motta, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2019 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Genova, Italy, 2019, pp. 1-6.

Energy demand flexibility in buildings and district heating systems – a literature review
Katarzyna M. Luc, Alfred Heller & Carsten Rode (2019). Advances in Building Energy Research, 13:2, 241-263,

Improving the operation of a district heating and a district cooling network
Johannes Oltmanns, Martin Freystein, Frank Dammel, Peter Stephan. Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 539-548.

A review of modelling and optimisation techniques for district heating systems
Ioan Sarbu, Matei Mirza, Emanuel Crasmareanu. Int J Energy Res. 2019;43:6572–6598

Identification and evaluation of operation regulation strategies in district heating substations based on an unsupervised data mining method
Yakai Lu, Zhe Tian, Peng Peng, Jide Niu, Jiping Dai. Energy and Buildings, Volume 202, 2019, 109324.

Multi-step ahead forecasting of heat load in district heating systems using machine learning algorithms
Puning Xue, Yi Jiang, Zhigang Zhou, Xin Chen, Xiumu Fang, Jing Liu. Energy, Volume 188, 2019,


A literature review of energy flexibility in district heating with a survey of the stakeholders’ participation
Zheng Ma, Armin Knotzer, Joy Dalmacio Billanes, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 123, 2020, 109750.

A Study of District Heating Systems with Solar Thermal Based Prosumers
Danhong Wang, Kristina Orehounig, Jan Carmeliet, Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 132-140.

Introduction of small-scale 4th generation district heating system. Methodology approach
Ieva Pakere, Francesco Romagnoli, Dagnija Blumberga, Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 549-554.

Renewables, storage, intelligent control: how to address complexity and dynamics in smart district heating systems? 
Keith O’Donovan, Basak Falay, Ingo Leusbrock, Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 529-538.

Differential Impacts of Additional Consumers on DH-Systems – Analysis for Absorption Chillers
Felix Panitz, Vera Volmer, Karin Rühling, Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 327-336.

Design of a Smart Thermal Grid in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg: Challenges and approaches
Peter Lorenzen, Philipp Janßen, Michael Winkel, Dörte Klose, Paul Kernstock, Joel Schrage, Franz Schubert, Energy Procedia, Volume 149, 2018, p. 499-508.