District heat and cold management in EU

A new status report from by JRC on technology development, trends, value chains and markets.

This publication focuses on how district heating and cooling networks can be managed efficiently and how they can provide flexibility to the wider energy system. Frontrunner cases show that DHC networks can play a central role in future energy systems by offering flexibility to the power sector and by enabling a high integration of renewable energy sources

The report is an output of the Clean Energy Technology Observatory, which is implemented by the Joint Research Centre for DG Research and Innovation, in coordination with DG Energy.