27 May 2013

Heat Roadmap Europe documents the feasibility of district energy

Heat Roadmap Europe Pre-study II was published on May 27th, 2013. The primary purpose of the pre-study is to prepare the work for Heat Roadmap Europe 2050.

Pre-study 1 investigates the role of district heating in the EU27 energy system by mapping local conditions across Europe, identifying the potential for district heating expansion, and subsequently simulating the potential resource in an hourly model of the EU27 energy system.

Pre-study 1 can be downloaded here.

Pre-study 2 combines the mapping of local heat demands and local heat supplies across the EU27. Using this local knowledge, new district heating potentials are identified and then, the EU27 energy system is modelled to investigate the impact of district heating. The results indicate that a combination of heat savings, district heating in urban areas, and individual heat pumps in rural areas will enable the EU27 to reach its greenhouse gas emission targets by 2050, but at a cheaper price than a scenario which focuses primarily on the implementation of heat savings.

Pre-study 2 can be downloaded here.



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