The New Pricing Model for District Heating: How it will affect Uppsalahem’s residential area August Södermans road
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In January 2016 a new pricing model for district heating will be introduced by Vattenfall in Uppsala. The public housing corporation Uppsalahem is one of Vattenfall’s biggest customers and by using one of their residential areas, August Södermans road, a case study was made in order to examine how the new pricing model might affect Uppsalahem. According to Vattenfall one reason for the switch is to give incentive for their customers to use more energy efficient solutions. This was studied by modelling two energy efficient solutions for the houses at August Södermans road. By changing the ventilation systems to FTX and invest in improved windows, Uppsalahem would have been able to save 940 MWh for the year 2013 at August Södermans road. A comparison between the current and the new pricing model showed that Uppsalahem would save 9 000 SEK with the new pricing model applied on August Södermans road at its current condition. If the two energy efficient solutions were taken into consideration the new pricing model would result in a decrease with 21 000 SEK for the year 2013.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 42 p.
TVE, TVE 15 018 maj
District heating, Uppsalahem, Vattenfall, New Pricing Model, Energy efficiency
Fjärrvärme, Prismodell, Energieffektivisering
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254271DiVA: diva2:817756
Systems in Technology and Society Programme