Policy & Planning

Friendly Sam – Tools for modelling and optimising energy systems

Friendly Sam – Tools for modelling and optimising energy systems

This text describes Friendly Sam, a toolbox developed to formulate optimisation-based models of energy systems. read more

Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat: 6 guides to put you on the right track

Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat: 6 guides to put you on the right track

The HeatNet NWE project aims to introduce 4DHC (4th generation District Heating) in North West Europe. Here are six guides from the project. read more

Improving energy efficiency – A handbook on DH upgrading paves the way

Improving energy efficiency – A handbook on DH upgrading paves the way

This handbook from the Upgrade DH project describes technical and non-technical approaches for upgrading existing systems. read more

Making use of excess heat: Assessment methodology for urban excess heat recovery solutions

Making use of excess heat: Assessment methodology for urban excess heat recovery solutions

This text from the ReUseHeat project defines a performance assessment procedure, and applies it to four solutions for urban excess heat read more

District Heating and Cooling – A Key Element of Energy System Integration

District Heating and Cooling – A Key Element of Energy System Integration

This text describes Energy System Integration and the role of district heating and cooling in the new European Commission Strategy on ... read more

The Green Deal: 15 links to learn more about Europe’s path to climate neutrality

The Green Deal: 15 links to learn more about Europe’s path to climate neutrality

The European Green Deal puts Europe on the path to climate neutrality by 2050. In this text, you will find links to more information ... read more

Webinar: Financial instruments and success cases

Webinar: Financial instruments and success cases

This webinar provided a European perspective on financial investment, from EU’s Urban Agenda Energy Transition Partnership to success ... read more

Framing the possibilities: EU legislative framework for District Heating

Framing the possibilities: EU legislative framework for District Heating

District heating will have a key role in the decarbonisation ambition for the EU. At the same time, the DHC systems are governed by ... read more

Bankability of urban excess heat recovery investments

Bankability of urban excess heat recovery investments

We summarize some key points from RINA's analysis of the bankability of urban excess heat recovery investments (from the H2020 ... read more

Connecting municipalities

Connecting municipalities

Interconnecting cities district heating grids can achieve more efficient production units, better economics and more resilience. read more

Strategies and concepts for LTDH and HTDC

Strategies and concepts for LTDH and HTDC

DH systems operating at lower temperatures than conventional systems enable utilizing heat sources with low temperature like waste heat. read more

Webinar: Using buildings as thermal energy storages – Kvillebäcken demo

Webinar: Using buildings as thermal energy storages – Kvillebäcken demo

The utilisation of residential buildings as thermal energy storage has been implemented in a pilot project i Kvillebäcken in Sweden. read more

Webinar: Finding the win-win situation of recuperating excess heat

Webinar: Finding the win-win situation of recuperating excess heat

This webinar focuses on surplus heat recuperation from a public transportation system, and from a waste incineration plant. read more

Webinar: SmartEnCity – Strategic energy planning in countries and cities

Webinar: SmartEnCity – Strategic energy planning in countries and cities

This presentation suggests how to lower carbon emissions in cities, and lists reasons why better planning is needed. read more

Webinar: SmartReFlex – Renewable district heating and local heat planning

Webinar: SmartReFlex – Renewable district heating and local heat planning

Examples of local heat planning for renewable district heating solutions are presented, with experiences from the Denmark, Milan and London. read more

The Context and Critical Conditions tool (CCC)

The Context and Critical Conditions tool (CCC)

The CCC tool is useful when understanding the context of a change in relation to time and system levels. read more

Webinar: Heat mapping as a planning tool

Webinar: Heat mapping as a planning tool

From list of energy use solutions to strategy for energy transition. Than - create the plan for specific needs in the neighborhood. read more

Webinar: Why heat mapping? – an English perspective

Webinar: Why heat mapping? – an English perspective

The creation and implementation of London’s energy strategy is presented, as well as the London Heat Map that forms the city's energy ... read more

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