13 May 2020

Guideline on business models and financing schemes for retrofitting DH networks

This guideline (2019) covers the relevant aspects of the district heating business models, including the basic framework conditions, different ownerships, sustainable financing solutions, as well as different costs and revenues which can occur, and which define the financial part of any project. It is meant as a brief overview of the most important parts of the sustainable business models for all the stakeholders interested in upgrading their district heating systems, but also as a guideline for developing the sustainable business models for the demo cases in the Upgrade DH project.

Authors: UpgradeDH project

Keywords: ownership models, heat market, financing schemes, revenue management, cost management