District Energy Systems (DES) - Developing sustainable cities with private sector participation
District Energy Systems (DES) are upcoming across the globe; and are seen as a step for sustainable city development. They enable cities to save maintenance costs, are energy efficient and enable private sector participation for sustainable infrastructure.
DES solutions create synergies between the production and supply of heating, cooling, domestic hot water and electricity, and can be integrated with municipal systems such as power, sanitation, sewage treatment, transport and waste.
This document, a part of YOG INFRA "Insights" series, provides an understanding of District Heating System (DHS) and District Cooling System (DCS) including description of key components, advantages of such systems; and increasing role of private sector participation or PPPs in development of such systems.