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Digitalisation: Opportunities for heating and cooling
This JRC Technical Report (2019) provides an overview of technologies, challenges and opportunities associated with digitalisation for heating and cooling, along with real-world examples and policy initiatives. Until now, digitalisation in heating and cooling has received less attention than digitalisation in other areas, such as appliances or transport. Yet heating and cooling is vital for comfort at home and at work, and (although the report focuses mainly on buildings) process heat represents about two-thirds of industry energy demand. Moreover, and perhaps more importantly, energy systems are increasingly interlinked. Therefore it is essential to better understand the potential of digitalisation for heating and cooling, and the technologies with most relevance, in order to develop appropriate policies and prepare the ground for new investment.
Author: the Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Keywords: digitalisation, heating and cooling, smart buildings, heat pumps, district heating and cooling, smart energy systems, electrification, business models, cities, blockchain
- Integrated energy systems
Type of Content
- Report / Study