With the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community of 195 countries set a legally binding target: Global warming is expected to be limited to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.
Dangerous consequences for human society and natural ecosystems should thus be averted. The target is for zero (if not negative) CO2 emissions from all areas of society.
In order to achieve the global energy and climate policy targets, greater focus upon heating and cooling is required.
In buildings and industry, heating and cooling account for 51% of total European energy consumption, with a similar distribution globally. When taking into account households in the EU only, almost 80% of the total energy consumption is used for heating and hot water. Although energy for cooling is significantly lower at EU level, it nevertheless plays a very important role, particularly in southern countries outside of Europe. However, in the summer months there is an increased demand for cooling from households and companies within the EU – this trend is additionally reinforced by climate change and the resulting increase in temperature. (Source: Heating and Cooling facts and figures, 2017, Heat Roadmap Europe 4)
As described in the Renewables 2018 Global Status Report by REN21, 48% of worldwide energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to heating and cooling. Only 10% of global heating and cooling is generated using sustainable energy.
Taking these facts into consideration, it becomes clear that a decarbonisation of the energy supply is not possible without a transformation of the global heating and cooling supply.
With our digitally networked smart metering solutions, Diehl Metering is making a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions in the heating and cooling sectors.
Our intelligent energy meters and other sensors provide a large number of measurements and data that can be used in a future-oriented way by intelligent analyses. Thereby, the aim is to make processes more efficient and to reduce costs.
With our product families SHARKY and RAY we offer innovative energy meters for heating and cooling measurement. The SHARKY 775 with its precise ultrasonic technology was again awarded 5 out of 5 stars for measurement accuracy and measurement stability by the AGFW heating meter test. The AGFW is an independent and neutral energy efficiency association for heating, cooling and combined heat and power.
Utilities and industrial customers worldwide can use the meter data, collected regularly and fully automatically by the IZAR communication system, via smart analyses of the IZAR software for more energy-efficient heating/cooling production and distribution – for example, enabling actual consumption-oriented energy allocation.
Utilities can analyse the difference between forward and return temperature (spread) for each consumption meter in the IZAR software and thus make the heat distribution energy efficient. The Danish utility Brønderslev Forsyning A/S was able to reduce the average return temperature by 3°C, which corresponds to a cost saving of 60,000 € per year.
In order to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide, along with sustainable heating and cooling networks, energy-efficient consumer behaviour is indispensable. We therefore offer utilities the opportunity, for example, to provide customers with an innovative consumer app – IZAR@HOME – that can ensure conscious consumer behaviour through transparency, visualisation and the ability to compare.
We support our utilities and industrial customers worldwide in reaching the full potential of intelligent heating and cooling systems. The successful implementation of smart metering including the intelligent analyses of meter and sensor data is a crucial step towards a sustainable world. We are proud that we can make a visible contribution with our Diehl Metering solutions.
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