DHC TREND

Overview of District Heating and Cooling Markets and Regulatory Frameworks under the Revised Renewable Energy Directive

  • Jan 2020Apr 2021

Project description

DHC TRENDS provides a thorough, in-depth analysis of the district heating and cooling markets in the EU, Norway, Iceland, and Ukraine. This includes case studies of best practices in integrating renewable energy sources and waste heat or cooling into district heating and cooling supplies that account for at least 30% of total production. Each case is analyzed using a holistic approach that aims to identify replicable, cost-effective best practices in different environments. DHC issues to be addressed in this project include: renewable energy sources, use of waste, regulatory systems (third party access, pricing mechanisms, support schemes), technical conditions for grid access, smart metering, urban and spatial aspects.

Last updated: 18 Mar 2022