This project aims at supporting the work which has been carried out by the secretariat of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling since 2011.
The role of the secretariat is to assist the stakeholders of the RHC-ETIP in coordinating activities related to the definition and implementation of an innovation strategy to increase the use of renewable energy sources for heating and cooling, and to foster the growth and the market uptake of the relevant industries. The secretariat provides support to the structure of the RHC-ETIP, by organising meetings, events, and relevant consultations, and by assisting with the preparation of relevant documents to raise the profile and importance of the renewable heating and cooling sector, and its related technologies.
By supporting interactions between several stakeholders representing industry, research and academia, from different renewable heating and cooling technologies, and by gradually including complementary sectors and expertise, the SecRHC-ETIP will assist the RHC sector in strengthening its growth and competitiveness both vis-à-vis traditional heating and cooling technologies, as well as with respect to competitors coming from non-EU countries.
The DHC+ Technology Platform acts as secretariat of the Technology Panel on District Heating & Cooling and Thermal Storage as well as the Horizontal Working Group 100% Renewable Energy Districts.
The project is coordinated by Bioenergy Europe and encompass another five participants, all of whom are European industry/research associations, who are as follows:
- European Geothermal Energy Council
- Euroheat & Power
- Solar Europe
- European Heat Pump Association
December 2018 – November 2021
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme