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.

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.

District heating – how does it work?

Functionality of the district heating system

Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system
Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system

Co-generation of heat and power

Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power
Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power
Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system
Simplified representation of an integrated district heating supply system
Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power
Functionality of the co-generation of heat and power

Construction of a district heating system, using the example of the Mittlerer Neckar district heating network

Frequently asked questions

Why is district heating environmentally friendly?

What are the advantages of district heating over gas heating?

How can I check whether my home or business is located in the district heating area?

District heating and its advantages

Clear plus for our environment

Advantage of district heating
Advantage of district heating from CHP: Primary energy consumption is reduced by up to 40%.

The lower, the better: Primary energy factor

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

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