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District heating – energy with a future

District heating not only reduces the need for resources – it also protects the climate. With an average annual district heating production of over three billion kilowatt hours, EnBW is one of the largest district heating companies in Germany.

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In such transport pipes with an inside diameter of up to 70 centimetres, the hot water is transported at temperatures of between 80 and 130°C.
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District heating – how does it work?

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Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system
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Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power
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Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system
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Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power
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Construction of a district heating system, using the example of the Mittlerer Neckar district heating network

Frequently asked questions

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District heating and its advantages

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Clear plus for our environment

Advantage of district heating from CHP: Primary energy consumption is reduced by up to 40%.
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The lower, the better: Primary energy factor

A building photographed with a thermal imaging camera. Energy losses are easy to detect.
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