Policy Recommendations

The transition to low-temperature supply in district heating networks, as well as the transition towards renewable heat sources, allow the introduction of new technical solutions for increasing system efficiency, reducing primary
energy demand and increasing the share of renewable energy sources e. from solar and heat pumps – as well as allowing new actors in the district heating production.

This document aims to ensure that the project results provide a meaningful contribution to the ongoing policy discussion in the overall energy field and provides recommendations for policymakers on how to promote and
maximise the benefits of low-grade district heating as well as facilitating the implementation and removing the barriers hereafter.

Based on experiences concerning the energy policy framework of the involved countries and the EU, the observations made by other EU-funded projects, and including also the input from the dedicated webinar, the COOL DH project summarises a list of energy policy recommendations at the EU level.

Read the COOL DH policy recommendations here. 

Business plan for Lund

Kraftringen Energi Ltd has set up a business plan for the LTDH in the city district Brunnshög in Lund. The purpose has been to look into new possible price models and contract boundaries for LTDH. Furthermore, the goal has been to develop and present a business model that is optimal for the LTDH in the demonstration area Brunnshög in Lund, promoting energy efficiency, flexibility in supply options (e.g. from local renewable energy sources) and ensuring low return temperatures.

Click here to learn more about the business plan in Lund