Energy planning and decarbonising heating and cooling are a hot topic in Europe right now. The EU-funded research initiative Heat Roadmap Europe 4 (March 2016 – February 2019) gathered scientific evidence to support long-term energy strategies at regional, national, and EU level and empower the transition to a low-carbon energy system by quantifying the impact of various alternatives for addressing the heating and cooling sectors. Since heating and cooling are inherently local this has required highly localised data through energy mapping. So far, local authorities from 10 European cities and regions have joined the City and Regions Interest Group and received tailored advice for low-carbon heating and cooling solutions.
Furthermore HRE has developed Peta which is supporting cities and regions in their efforts to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector. Peta is a publicly-available, interactive online portal to support planners, investors and policymakers by presenting:
- Heating and cooling demand densities
- Renewable heat resource potentials such as geothermal, solar thermal and biomass.
- Potential excess heat from conventional sources
- Existing district heating areas and prospective heat supply districts
- Heat Synergy Regions highlighting the overlap of demands and identified excess heat
Please find all relevant Heat Roadmap results with the following link: https://heatroadmap.eu/project-reports/