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Moorhead District Heating. Phase II. Final Report.


DE81029689

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Sundberg, R. E.
Page Count 412
Abstract The objective of the Moorhead district heating project is to develop a demonstration cogeneration hot water district heating system that would be owned and operated by the City of Moorhead. The district heating system planned for Moorhead would use coal and cogenerated heat from the Moorhead power plant to heat the water that would be distributed through underground pipes to customers for their space and domestic water heating needs, serving a substantial portion of the commercial and institutional loads as well as single and multiple family residences near the distribution lines. Phase II provides the information required for the City of Moorhead to make the decision to obtain financial commitment and build the district heating system. The technical feasibility effort considered the distribution network, retrofit of the power plant, and conversion of heating systems in customers' buildings to use hot water from the district heating system. The system would be developed over six years. The economic analysis consisted of a market assessment, development of business plans for construction and operation of the system assumption and rationale documented, and an analysis of the financial impact of alternative economic assumptions. Rate design methodology, institutional issues, development risk, and the proposal for implementation are discussed. Appendices present information on building conversions (Moorhead State University and Concordia College); heating alternatives for Moorhead State University; an environmental assessment; some district heating communications; and a comparison of alternative technologies to district heating in Moorhead. (ERA citation 06:033473)
Keywords
  • District heating
  • Minnesota
  • Business
  • Coal
  • Cogeneration
  • Demonstration plants
  • Design
  • Dual-purpose power plants
  • Economics
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financing
  • Fuels
  • Heat distribution systems
  • Hot water
  • Institutional factors
  • Market
  • Pipelines
  • Planning
  • Prices
  • Program management
  • Rate structure
  • Retrofitting
  • Soils
  • Technology assessment
  • ERDA/320603
  • ERDA/290800
Source Agency
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category
  • 97J - Heating & Cooling Systems
Corporate Authors Minnesota Energy Agency, St. Paul.; Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198321
Contract Number
  • AC02-78CS20074
Moorhead District Heating. Phase II. Final Report.
Moorhead District Heating. Phase II. Final Report.
DE81029689

  • District heating
  • Minnesota
  • Business
  • Coal
  • Cogeneration
  • Demonstration plants
  • Design
  • Dual-purpose power plants
  • Economics
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financing
  • Fuels
  • Heat distribution systems
  • Hot water
  • Institutional factors
  • Market
  • Pipelines
  • Planning
  • Prices
  • Program management
  • Rate structure
  • Retrofitting
  • Soils
  • Technology assessment
  • ERDA/320603
  • ERDA/290800
  • Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
  • 97J - Heating & Cooling Systems
  • AC02-78CS20074
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