. In terms of sector coupling, hybrid heating systems with an electric heating element can make sensible locally use of the energy generated. The aim of the study is to determine the benefits of hybrid heating systems with heating elements for distribution grids, end customers and the economy as a whole and to develop recommendations for the realization of the benefits.
The quantification of the benefits is implemented on the basis of the analyses (literature review, coordination with production) and network simulations.
The hybrid heater saves costs for the end customer and improves the respective CO2 footprint, optimizes the utilization of the electrical networks and increases the use of locally generated energy. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations for action are made and a roadmap for the follow-up of the topic is worked out.
In the first half of 2017, German distribution system operators refined their view of the future role “DSO 2.0.”
The digital transformation creates the potential for growth through customer orientation and regionalization.