Heating maps for Germany
Analysis of the economic potential of efficient heating and cooling supply
Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Duration February 2020 – June 2021
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”.
Tasks of IREES
As a project partner in this project, IREES is responsible for carrying out the cost-benefit analysis of different technology systems. The technology systems are defined by a combination of different efficient or renewable heating and cooling technologies. The different cost and benefit effects are determined for different conditions of use (system clusters), which differ, for example, in terms of heat density or the availability of renewable energy potentials.