PhD course 21-25 Jan 2019 – Analysis techniques for the transformation of buildings and distribution networks to 4th generation district heating

foto: Lars Kruse, Aarhus University

Objectives of the course:
District heating is a technology with advanced technical production facilities and distribution systems. In recent years, the complexity of district heating systems has increased, including increased use of control and monitoring mechanisms in all parts of the system.  With the transition to smart energy systems, 4th generation district heating (4GDH) and variable renewables, as well as access to detailed data from high-resolution smart meters in buildings; new problems, opportunities, and solution methods arise. In this course we therefore focus on two key topics: i) Analysis techniques for large data sets in a district heating context and ii) the transformation of buildings and distribution networks to 4GDH.

During the course these topics will primarily be addressed through individual and group work on relevant real-life cases from the large district heating system in Aarhus city. Lectures from industry and academia and study of relevant technical and scientific literature are also part of the program.

The course is organized in close collaboration between researchers from the Renewable Energy Systems group and the Indoor Climate and Energy group at Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, the Danish District Heating Association and AVA, which is one of the largest district heating companies in Denmark.

ECTS credits: 5 ECTS

Time:  21 til 25 January 2019

Place: Aarhus, Denmark

Course parameters:

  • Language: English
  • Level of course: PhD course
  • No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 45 contact hours / 135 hours total.
  • Capacity limits: 25 persons

Course fee: DKK 750

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