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The European Commission is looking for best practices in efficient DHC

By March 18, 2020 No Comments

 

The Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (DG ENER) has awarded an ambitious study which will provide a thorough, in-depth analysis of district heating and cooling (DHC) markets in the EU, Norway, Iceland and Ukraine to a consortium led by Tilia, one of the Celsius City supporters! The other members of the consortium include some of the most prestigious EU research centres: TU Wien, IREES, Öko Institut, and Fraunhofer Institute.

Expected to be published by the end of 2021, the study includes case study analyses of best practices in integration of renewable energy sources and waste heat or cold in DHC covering at least 30% of the total production. Each case will be analysed through a holistic approach, aimed at identifying replicable, cost efficient best practices in various environments.

Are you working on DHC systems based on renewable energy or waste heat/cold sources?

They are looking for relevant case studies showcasing the following topics in particular:

  • Best practices in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Energy transition success stories (especially fuel switch);
  • Upgrading inefficient DH grids into efficient ones;
  • DH systems having dealt with building renovation, showcasing compatibility of DHC with high energy performing buildings;
  • Best practices in sector integration, and common planning with electricity and gas operators.

If you are interested in taking part in this study and share your experience with DG ENER, please get in contact with Marina Galindo at marina.galindo@tilia.info. Case study proposals are accepted until the end of April 2020. Please click here for more information about the study.