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Add Energy Carrier Candidates

An Energy Carrier (Candidate) can represent any energy-containing substance or medium which can be converted, stored and transported. It can be a gaseous or solid fuel, an electrical charge, thermal energy, solar irradiance, etc.

In this step, you specify the energy carriers to be considered in your analysis.  For each energy carrier, a Type, Subtype and Name must be defined.  For the Type and Subtype, a selection can be made from a list of pre-defined values – see the table below.  In case the Type or Subtype you wish to specify cannot be found here, you can choose the Type or Subtype Custom. Note that there is not data directly attached to the type and subtype of your energy carriers. You will later be able to specify data (Costs and CO2 emissions) for them.

You can always return to this step to add further energy carriers later.  If you try to add e.g. a supply technology which is not in your list of energy carriers, the software will ask you if you would like to add the missing energy carrier to this list.

Type

Subtype

Type

Subtype

Electrical Energy

Electricity

Heating Energy

Heat 0°C-10°C

Electrical Energy

Electricity Renewable

Heating Energy

Heat 10°C-20°C

Fuel (Solid)

Wood Chips

Heating Energy

Heat 20°C-30°C

Fuel (Solid)

Wood Pellets

Heating Energy

Heat 30°C-40°C

Fuel (Solid)

Coal

Heating Energy

Heat 40°C-50°C

Fuel (Liquid)

Oil

Heating Energy

Heat 50°C-60°C

Fuel (Gaseous)

Gas

Heating Energy

Heat 60°C-70°C

Fuel (Gaseous)

Biogas

Heating Energy

Heat 70°C-80°C

Fuel (Gaseous)

Hydrogen

Heating Energy

Steam Low Pressure

Fuel (Gaseous)

Hydrogen Pressurized

Heating Energy

Heat Ambient

Cooling Energy

Cooling –20 - -10°C

On-site Resource

Solar Roof

Cooling Energy

Cooling –10 - 0°C

On-site Resource

Solar Facade

Cooling Energy

Cooling 0 - 10°C

On-site Resource

Solar Parapet

Cooling Energy

Cooling 10 - 20°C

On-site Resource

Wind

Cooling Energy

Ice

On-site Resource

Hydro

On-site Resource

Hydro

On-site Resource

Biomass

On-site Resource

Geothermal

On-site Resource

Tidal

On-site Resource

Process Waste Heat

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