Efficient district heating and cooling markets in the EU: A new study from the EC
“Efficient district heating and cooling markets in the EU: Case studies analysis, replicable key success factors and potential policy implications” is a new study by the Joint Rearch Centre from the European Commission, featuring our test site “Zona Franca-La Marina”.
Based on a holistic case studies analysis of 8 efficient district heating and cooling systems in different European Member States (Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden), the study identifies the key factors enabling to develop high quality, efficient and low-carbon DHC systems, discusses how these key success factors can be replicated in the EU and provides a better view on the role and features of these systems, which can provide an evolutive backbone to balanced energy transitions. Finally, it suggests some potential policy guidelines to support their deployment.
One of the case studies used, the DHC in Barcelona, is also one of INDIGO’s test sites.
Read the study here