The Advantages of HDS (Heat Delivery Systems)
The heating system is secured by a back-up system of heat production and is not mainly dependent on a single kind of fuel, and heat energy is supplied all year round.
Heat energy is produced away from the site of consumption in a place from where it is transported from the heat production plant by a heat carrying medium, so that the heated building is not threatened by explosion of fire.
Protecting the living environment
The supplied heat energy, which is produced in a combined way together with electrical energy in a central heating plant, uses the efficiency of the primary fuel to the maximum and thus significantly reduces the creation of emissions on the territory of the town and there is no secondary waste at the place of consumption.
The price of heat energy from an HDS has been among the lowest in the Czech Republic for a long time, thanks above all to the creation of heat energy in a combined way and the use of domestic fuels ? in the best case, bio-mass. Remote heating has brought, and will continue to bring, cost savings to the consumer in comparison with other methods of heating.
Remote heating is a complete service, where the consumer?s only act is to turn the regulator on the radiator. It requires no investment in the customer?s own boiler, nor any maintenance costs. The consumer has no worries about securing heated comfort in his building.
All heating equipment can be individually monitored and operated according to customer requirements; the necessary heating equipment is simple and reliable; in comparison with other sorts of heating, it requires practically no servicing and noise is kept to a minimum. It places the minimum amount of demands on space for its positioning in the customer?s building.
HDS USING BIO-MASS AS FUEL BRINGS THESE EXTRA ADVANTAGES:
Multi-fuel system (forest chips, bark, sawdust, straw, natural gas, light heating oil) lowers risks to energy supply and fuel price swings
Burning bio-mass in industrial boilers allows the use of bio-mass in its natural form without the need for demanding technological treatment
It is possible to use a system for the combined production of heat and electrical energy (for instance the ORC system)
Uses renewable sources of energy to the maximum (bio-mass)
CO2 savings ? limits greenhouse gases (Kyoto Protocol)
It is even more advantageous in price terms
It permits regional energy independence
straw + energy-rich crops = a chance for farmers
It is in accordance with the strategic goals of the EU, to reach a 20% share of energy from renewables by 2010, a 20% reduction in CO2 and 20% energy savings