Potential use of lakes and rivers for heat extraction and heat discharge

Lakes and rivers provide a great yet largely untapped source of thermal energy. In Switzerland, this renewable source of energy source could be used for heating (heat extraction) and cooling (heat discharge), since many cities are located close to lakes and rivers and the technology is well established. The potential of Switzerland’s largest lakes and rivers for heat extraction and heat discharge was estimated using simple assumptions. Water body-specific characteristics were only partially taken into account. The potentials are to be understood as a reference point, and should therefore not be used as a definitive basis for planning. The assessment was carried out by Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology of the ETH Domain, and financed by the Federal Office for the Environment. This dataset indicates the potential of Switzerland’s larger lakes and rivers for heat extraction and heat discharge.

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Additional information

Identifier
f51ab0db-c25c-4211-ab07-365734380066@bundesamt-fur-energie-bfe
Title for URL of the dataset
potenzial-der-seen-und-flusse-fur-warmeentzug-und-warmeeinleitung
Schedule the publication of the dataset
Issued date
December 31, 2018
Modification date
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Update interval
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Temporal coverage
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Publisher Information
Eawag - Abteilung Oberflächengewässer
Contact points
geoinformation@bfe.admin.ch
Languages
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
Url
https://opendata.swiss/perma/f51ab0db-c25c-4211-ab07-365734380066@bundesamt-fur-energie-bfe
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