• Jasper Roelof de Jager
4. term, Sustaianable Cities, Master (Master Programme)
Amsterdam is set to eliminate natural gas as a resource for heating its buildings, as it aims to be independent from fossil fuels in the heating system by 2050. This study aims to provide the missing technical knowledge of transitioning the heating system and investigates the operation of a renewable heating system for Amsterdam in 2050 by three different scenarios: 1) reference scenario 2) renewable heating scenario without thermal storage and 3) renewable heating scenario with thermal storage. This study also takes the broader perspective into account considering socio-technical transformations of systems, by the Multi-Level Perspective. From that perspective, it is important to consider the mechanisms surrounding socio-technical changes. Technically, it has been found that with an expansion of the district heating network, replacements of the CHP-plants with biomass as a recourse, a larger share of excess heat and the addition of electric heat pumps, an electric boiler, a biogas-fired boiler, solar thermal energy and thermal storage, the heat sector is able to fully operate without natural gas.
Publication date5 Dec 2018
Number of pages55
ID: 291043450