Heat transition: Strategies for the use of climate-neutral district heating technologies

The use of climate-neutral heating networks is an important building block for decarbonising the heating sector. In order to realise the full potential of district heating as a supporter of the energy transition and an instrument of sector coupling, a massive expansion of climate-neutral district heating technologies is necessary. The aim of the project is to identify possible barriers to climate-neutral district heating technologies and to develop measures to overcome these barriers, with a particular focus on regulatory law, planning and authorisation procedures and funding. Measures to increase the efficiency of the networks, integration of the technologies into the networks and the technologies of large heat pumps, unavoidable waste heat from several sectors, heat storage and large-scale solar thermal and photovoltaic thermal systems will be analysed.


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Status of project

Project is ongoing

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Funded by

Federal Agency for Energy Efficiency at the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BfEE)

Project partners

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu)
Der Energieeffizienzverband für Wärme, Kälte und KWK e. V.
Hamburg Institut Consulting GmbH (HIC)
Wandschneider + Gutjahr Ingenieurgesellschaft mbh
CONSULAQUA Hamburg Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
GEF Ingenieur AG