FEDARENE Info 50 — Focus on District Heating and Cooling

Our 2021 Spring Edition of the FEDARENE Info is out! This season, we focus on District Heating and Cooling – a sector that could become one of the most important contributors to the EU Green Deal and Energy Transition.

Heating and cooling drive half of the energy consumption in Europe. However, more than two-thirds of demand is met with fossil fuels. Changing the conventional fossil paradigm in heating and cooling is essential for reaching the EU decarbonisation goals.

District heating is one of the most promising options to decarbonise the heating sector and urban environments in general and is therefore crucial to reach European and global climate goals. Yet, several EU Countries are still facing challenges in implementing this technology: old and inefficient infrastructure, the unreliability of supply, loss of consumers…

In the FEDARENE Info 50 — Focus on District Heating and Cooling, you will find several ideas to use these technologies to the maximum of their abilities to help Europe reach its climate & energy objectives. Our contributors address the policy context as well concrete projects implemented in European regions by FEDARENE members. More specifically, you will find:

  • An edito by Dr Julije Domac, FEDARENE President, Special Adviser on Energy and Climate to the President of the Republic of Croatia and REGEA Managing Director;
  • A political statement by Paula Abreu Marques and Eva Hoos from the Directorate General for Energy – European Commission;
  • How EVE is using Ultra-Low Temperature District Heating in the Basque Country to decarbonise the heating network in government buildings through the H2020 RELaTED project;
  • The state of play of RELaTED and the progress made on its ULT DH concept and 4 pilots;
  • How Energikontor Sydost analysed the potential bioenergy conversion of a district heating company and what came out of it;
  • A sneak peek into KSSENA‘s extensive experience in District Heating systems through the description of 3 current applications in the Koroška Savinjska and Šaleška region.

Have a good read!