Knowledge Hub search
Linking Heat and Electricity Systems
This publication (2014) examines some of the reasons behind the slow progress of the implementation of co-generation technologies and efficient district heating and cooling networks, including local energy market conditions failing to ensure energy prices that reflect generation costs, lack of long-term visibility of energy policy and poor strategic planning for heating and cooling infrastructure. The report uses three case studies where co-generation has been successfully deployed in industrial applications, and three case studies of efficient DHC systems to inform this analysis.
Author: International Energy Agency
Keywords: finance, business models, energy efficiency, district heating, flexibility, electricity, waste heat, policy strategies, barriers, legislation, regulation, storage, case studies, regions, local authorities, member states, heat market, cogeneration, competitiveness
- Statistics and market analysis
Type of Content
- Report / Study