29 Mar 2021

Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems: Guidelines for policy makers

This guidebook (2021) by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Aalborg University (AAU) provides information for policy makers and examples of available tools and solutions to facilitate the use of low-temperature renewable heat sources in new and existing district energy systems. An overview of applications and enabling technologies for district heating and cooling utilising low-temperature renewable energy is also presented.

Authors: IRENA and Aalborg University

Keywords: district heating and cooling, renewable energy, waste heat, key enabling technologies, heating and cooling plans, stakeholder engagement, financing, business models