Part of the work of Euroheat & Power involves compiling statistics for our sector. On you will find the very latest statistics relating to District Heating and Cooling.
Developments in the District Heating and Cooling sector are driven to a large extent by European legislation.

More and more, the European Union, as well as national governments are realising the potential District Heating and Cooling offers them to achieve their energy and climate change targets. Therefore, its not surprising that the share of renewable energy sources used in the generation of District Heating is constantly increasing. District Cooling has also seen a marked development in recent years.

The tables contains the key statistics relating to district heating and cooling in each country.

The statistics for all countries combined on one chart are available in PDF form to download: 

Statistics overview 2011 click here
Statistics overview 2009 click here
Statistics overview 2007 click here

Further information on statistics is available at


Country by Country Survey purchase

The Country by Country survey reflects the position, possibilities and trends of CHP/DHC from over 30 countries around the globe.
It is an invaluable companion to all who supported by take an interest in DHC.

Please note that as a Euroheat & Power member you will benefit from a lower price so do remember to log-in as a member before making your purchase!



District Heating and Cooling Country by Country Survey 2015   21-04-2015  
District Heating and Cooling Country by Country Survey 2013   21-05-2013  
District Heating and Cooling country by country Survey 2011   30-03-2011  
District Heating and Cooling country by country Survey 2009   18-09-2008  

District Energy explained


District Energy

District Heating and Cooling (DHC) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) also called District Energy play a significant role in the supply of low-carbon heating and cooling in Europe. While having an average market share of 10 percent in Europe, it is particularly widespread in North, Central and Eastern Europe, where market shares often reach 50 percent and more. On average, over 80 per cent of heat supplied by district heating originates from renewable energy sources or heat recovery (i.e. from electricity production or industrial processes).

An international study co-financed by the European Commission confirms the possibility of saving an extra 400 million tons of CO2 yearly (corresponding to 9.3% CO2 reduction – thus more than the whole Kyoto target!) with more District Heating and Cooling across 32 European countries. Creating conditions for the expansion of District Heating and Cooling schemes will thus secure a more sustainable energy system and a brighter energy future.

Read on here