Waste heat, heat and cold storage, a body consisting of many facilities where heat and cold streams cross and supplement each other. Does it sound like a vision of a far future? No. Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna has opened the era of district heating of the 5th generation. A smart, low-temperature heating grid will be built in Łasztownia, with the first heat recipient being the Marine Science Centre of Jerzy Stelmach in Szczecin. On 15 July 2020, in the presence of the Marshall of the West Pomeranian Province, Olgierd Geblewicz, Szczecińska Energetyka Cieplna and the Marine Science Centre signed a heat supply contract.
We want to create a smart heating system based on ectogrid™ in Łasztownia – a 5th generation heating grid which will mainly use what we all have in excess, that is waste heat. Large amounts of such heat are generated during production and service processes, and in a densely built city, there are facilities that can make use of the heat.
This solution facilitates decarbonisation of heating systems and the use of waste heat and energy from renewable sources, which significantly reduces the emissions of harmful substances and heat to the atmosphere. In Poland, it is the first solution of this kind, but in Europe, successful, energetically self-reliant areas using the ectogrid™ technology can be found. Łasztownia is one of the most interesting districts in Szczecin in the making, with a unique infrastructure for simultaneous heating and cooling. Signing the agreement with the Marine Science Centre is the starting point of the unique project.