With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling (HC) systems still installed across Europe, motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a decarbonised Energy Union fueled by renewable energy. REPLACE therefore aims to improve coordination in local networks to implement replacement campaigns targeting households in ten target regions by means of action plan
This article aims to investigate the advantages of DH in an intersectoral
context: offering versatile technology expansion options and therefore the ability to provide
flexibility to the electric system.
This study contributes to an enhanced knowledge of European DHC markets, needed
to develop policies, initiatives and projects contributing to achieving the decarbonisation
targets set by the European Green Deal.