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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2023 Vol.13(4): 134-138
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2023.V13.839

Increasing the Efficiency of District Heating, Case Study

Andrei Valentin Baicu* and Sorin Voican

Manuscript received May 24, 2023; revised May 30, 2023; accepted July 23, 2023; published November 6, 2023.

Abstract—Increasing the efficiency of district heating systems, maximizing the integration of renewable sources and the excess heat required from industry area by area in the context of decarbonization and reduction of fossil fuels at European level. In this context, district heating networks tend to become more and more complex, incorporating multiple sources of heat production and prosumers. They interact with other energy sectors, gas, electricity or urban cooling networks.  Given the complexity that appears in this situation, digitization becomes a necessary condition for achieving the objectives in network operation. At the production level, without digitization in the form of intelligent control, the maximization of sustainable sources cannot be achieved. Sustainable energy sources, being influenced by environmental factors, are unpredictable and difficult to control. This aspect determines the use of some types of heat network control.  Digital technologies are expected to transform the entire energy system into a smarter, more efficient and sustainable one that can integrate various types of renewable energy into the system. Achieving these desired is expected from IoT, automation, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

Index Terms—Digital solutions for district heating

A. Baicu and S. Voican are with the University Politehnica Bucharest,Splaiul Independentei 313, RO 060042, Bucharest, Romania. *Correspondence: vbaicu01@yahoo.com (S.V.)


Cite: Andrei Valentin Baicu* and Sorin Voican, "Increasing the Efficiency of District Heating, Case Study," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 134-138, 2023.

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