Smarter Smart District Heating

Nikolay N. Novitsky, Zoya I. Shalaginova, Aleksandr A. Alekseev, Vyacheslav V. Tokarev, Oksana A. Grebneva, Aleksandr V. Lutsenko, Olga V. Vanteeva, Egor A. Mikhailovsky, Roman Pop, Petr Vorobev, Michael Chertkov

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This article reviews modern district heating systems (DHS), with the main emphasis on the new challenges in modeling, operation, and planning. We give a brief historical overview of evolution of heating systems around the world and provide the description of DHS in the countries where they constitute a substantial component of the energy supply infrastructure. Main modeling approaches are then reviewed. The review is followed by discussion of the major challenges in modern DHS: active consumers, state estimation, control issues, and future challenges of the operation under uncertainties.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9112171
Pages (from-to)1596-1611
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Cogeneration
  • Control
  • district heating systems (DHS)
  • Europe
  • heat flows
  • mass flows
  • optimization
  • Power systems
  • Resistance heating
  • smart grids.
  • Space heating
  • Urban areas
  • smart grids


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