Introduction of renewable energy sources in the district heating system of Greece

Nikolaos Margaritis, Dimitrios Rakopoulos, Evangelia Mylona & Panagiotis Grammelis
The district heating (DH) system of Greece, mainly supported from lignite fired stations, is facing lately significant challenges. Stricter emission limits, decreased efficiency due to old age and increased costs are major challenges of the lignite sector and are expected to result in the decommissioning of several lignite-fired units in the coming years. As a result, managers of DH networks are currently investigating alternative scenarios for the substitution of thermal power that it is expected...
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