Cost modelling – Best practices and challenges

10 December 2021

10:00 - 12:00 CET Online

With Decarb City Pipes 2050, we organise monthly online capacity building sessions, to address specific issues related to the heating and cooling transition. These sessions are based on sharing of experience between peers, and invitation of key experts.

They are open mainly (but not only) to the members of the consortium, their utilities and the “sister cities” of the city partners (Innsbruck, Frankfurt-am-Main, Cork, St. Gallen, Den Hag and Dordrecht, Vitoria-Gasteiz).

This session will focus on cost modelling. Heating and cooling systems are long-term commitments: their planning must thus be strategic and embed a variety of factors, to ensure their cost-efficiency. Cost modelling plays an important role in this context. It is not only a major element in decarbonisation planning for cities, but it also helps them identify the most cost-efficient solutions to be used. It can thus support the emergence of new business models and support the decision process for local authorities. Hence the importance of good reflexes and methodology when performing this task.

This session will present the best practices and the challenges linked to cost modelling, as well as existing modelling tools to help cities in this task. Each presentation of 20-25 min will be followed by a Q&A session:

  • General overview of the principles of cost modelling, Prof. Urban Persson, Halmstad University
  • The case of the Metropolitan City of Milano, Alice Denarié, Politecnico Milano
  • Overview of PlanEnergie’s study on modelling tools, Julien Joubert, Energy Cities

Interested in this session? Please get in touch.