Research Project: Agent-GIS-5GDHC: Techno-economic performance and feasibility study of the 5GDHC technology using agent based modelling and GIS

Project leader
Xingxing Zhang
Project Members
Pei Huang
Project Period
Project Status
The 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) network has great advantages in integration of low temperature resource, bi-directional operation, decentralized energy flows, and possible energy sharing. However, this technology remains three main research gaps in the Baltic-Nordic regions, including (1) the lack of a simulation platform for rapid prototyping in different regions, (2) the unknown techno-economic performance in various conditions, and (3) the lack of feasibility study for early opportunities and potential barriers.

This project therefore aims to develop a simulation platform, based on agent based modelling and Geographic Information System (GIS) technique, to exam the techno-economic performance of the 5GDHC technology and explore the feasible applications in Baltic-Nordic regions. It will adopt an integrated multi-disciplinary approach by combining technological database development, digital-GIS resource mapping, techno-economic simulation, business model optimization and policy-orientated feasibility study for dissemination/replication.
5GDHC, Agent-based modelling, GIS, 5GDHC, Agent-based modelling, GIS
Research Profile
Energy and Built Environments
Energy Technology
Nordisk Energiforskning