27 May 2021

Strategic Research Agenda for District Heating & Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage Technologies

The research document (2021), prepared by the DHC and TES technology panel of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC Platform), outlines the research priorities for the sector and complements the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the RHC-ETIP, that was published in 2020.

The research actions outlined cover a seven-year time period, from 2021-2027 and are grouped under the following topics:

  • Waste Heat
  • District Cooling
  • Low Temperature District Heating and Cooling
  • Energy System Integration
  • Digitalisation
  • Thermal Energy Storage.

Authors: Cedric Paulus (CEA), Dirk Mangold (Solites – Steinbeis Research Institute for Solar and Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems), Johan Desmedt (EnergyVille / VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research), Johan Van Bael (EnergyVille / VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research), Liisa Fransson (RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden), Nicole Pini (EIFER – European Institute for Energy Research), Ralf-Roman Schmidt (AIT – Austrian Institute for Technology), Wim van Helden (AEE INTEC), Wolfgang Birk (Luleå University of Technology)

Keywords: research, district heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, waste heat, district cooling, low temperature, energy system integration, digitalisation