Selected cost considerations for geothermal district heating in existing single-family residential areas

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In the past, district heating (geothermal or conventionally fueled) has not been widely applied to the single-family residential sector. Low-heat load density is the commonly cited reason for this. Although it`s true that load density in these areas is much lower than for downtown business districts, other frequently overlooked factors may compensate for load density. In particular, costs for distribution system installation can be substantially lower in some residential areas due to a variety of factors. This reduced development cost may partially compensate for the reduced revenue resulting from low-load density. This report examines cost associated with the overall design ... continued below

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Rafferty, K. June 1, 1996.

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In the past, district heating (geothermal or conventionally fueled) has not been widely applied to the single-family residential sector. Low-heat load density is the commonly cited reason for this. Although it`s true that load density in these areas is much lower than for downtown business districts, other frequently overlooked factors may compensate for load density. In particular, costs for distribution system installation can be substantially lower in some residential areas due to a variety of factors. This reduced development cost may partially compensate for the reduced revenue resulting from low-load density. This report examines cost associated with the overall design of the system (direct or indirect system design), distribution piping installation, and customer branch lines. It concludes with a comparison of the costs for system development and the revenue from an example residential area.

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OSTI as DE96006248

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  • Other: DE96006248
  • Report No.: DOE/ID/13040--T33
  • Grant Number: FG07-90ID13040
  • DOI: 10.2172/270672 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 270672
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669065

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Rafferty, K. Selected cost considerations for geothermal district heating in existing single-family residential areas, report, June 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669065/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.