What constitutes a district energy system?
District energy systems produce and distribute steam, hot or cold water from a thermal generation plant. The steam or water is distributed through an insulated piping system in individual buildings for space heating, domestic hot water and air conditioning. Buildings' supplies through district energy systems therefore do not require their own boilers or air conditioners. District energy systems are widely recognized as a sustainable, viable solution for supplying heat, cold water and electricity, and they achieve excellent results in environmental assessment plans, such as LEED.
As a leader in heating systems and energy production and cogeneration plants, ENGIE has developed unique expertise in local energy production and distribution.
In its management of 180 urban systems in Europe, ENGIE upgrades facilities for greater energy efficiency and a more diversified energy mix, with ever greater renewable energy input. Our expertise can provide you with customized solutions for:
• Cost control;
• Quality of useful energy supplied (industrial fluids or heat);
• Relevant sustainable development solutions.
A SECURE, FLEXIBLE AND EFFICIENT SOLUTION
Building urban systems can produce an efficient, sustainable and adaptable heating or air conditioning solution responsive to future urban growth. By pooling heating and cooling infrastructure, urban systems ensure reliable supply, secure distribution and controlled use of heating and air conditioning.
As a vital vector for developing clean, carbon-free energy, urban systems use a broad range of energy sources (biomass, geothermal, solar, natural gas recovery, fuel oil, etc.) to guarantee flexibility and efficiency. This solution can adapt to market conditions to optimize costs and improve the environmental footprint.