The article 14 of the European Commission’s Energy Efficiency Directive addresses the promotion of efficiency in heating and cooling supply. To this end, Member States are obliged to submit a comprehensive assessment of national potentials for high-efficiency cogeneration and efficient district heating and cooling every five years. It also requires a cost-benefit analysis to be carried out, taking into account economic viability and technical suitability.
Project goals and results
Therefore, the project aims at analysing the potential of different efficient heating and cooling supply technologies by means of a cost-benefit analysis according to the requirements of the Energy Efficiency Directive. This includes a business and economic analysis of different heating and cooling supply paths, the derivation of strategic measures for the development of the identified potentials as well as the spatially resolved representation of the heating and cooling requirements as “heat maps”.