Heat trading, a new concept in energy efficiency http://t.co/Cjzz8ahq
— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) January 8, 2013
It could make sense to match fluctuations between commercial buildings, where heat demand is highest during the day, and residential schemes, where it’s higher in the mornings and evenings.
This concept could benefit millions of EU citizens with locally produced heat, e.g. from solar collectors, biomass-fired boilers, or micro-scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants.
Rather than every building optimizing its own heat supply, will the future bring communal heat services through local cooperatives or small-scale utilities?