Demo case: Dynamic prices for heat delivered to district heating systems

This demo project has studied the dynamic value of heat supplied to the district heating system. Many of the methods used and the obtained results could also be used in a study on the demand side.

The demo case was divided into two approaches:

  • Model­based analyses to compute the value of heat based on location (node in grid) and time (hour).
  • Proposals of practical contracts with heat suppliers, which can vary from very simple tariffs (e.g. Time­Of­Use, with price differentiation between summer and winter or between day and night) to more advanced (e.g., time­varying day-­ahead prices resulting from a dispatch procedure).